Erowid Monthly
New matching pledge drive! Donate at a "Plus level" ($35, $50, $100, $150, $300, or $600) in November and it will be matched one-to-one, effectively doubling your donation. An Erowid supporter has offered up to $5,000 in matching funds. Now is a great time to join, renew, or make an end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution. Erowid Center needs your support.
Drug Geek Factlet
Forty years ago this month: The DEA's predecessor, the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, reported in Microgram that, "Brown powder alleged to be mescaline was recently analyzed by our Chicago Regional Laboratory. It was found to be ground Hawaiian Baby Wood Rose." Apparently mescaline has been in short supply for a long time! They then noted, "Sniffing toilet bowl deodorants is reportedly a growing fad among youngsters in parts of the Northeast."
Latest Additions
Bring psychoactive musings and prose to your fridge. Erowid has two new sets of poetry magnets available containing words related to plants, drugs, and consciousness. Donate soon and get both sets as gifts at the Basic membership level.
The Spice phenomenon gives us a glimpse of the complexities to be faced when providing harm reduction and health information for an ever-shifting profusion of psychoactive drugs.
Infamous for his black-market LSD production in the 1960s, Nick Sand was also the first underground chemist on record to have synthesized DMT. This new vault provides biographical information and photos for this influential chemist.
We've added new Effects, Dosage, and Basics pages for the euphoric stimulant 4-methylmethcathinone. This research chemical has been available online for the last two years and continues to be popular in Europe.
Crew Notes
Crew members have completed the arduous, dusty process of cataloging the Stolaroff Collection. Thousands of historically valuable papers, letters, and ephemera have been sorted, organized, labeled, and sent off to a company specialized in bulk digitizing.

Also, results of our lab's GC/MS analysis of the material sold as 2C-B-fly, which has led to the death of at least three people, confirmed the results of another lab, identifying the substance as bromo-dragonfly, a chemical with nearly 10x the potency of 2C-B-fly.
From the Vaults
This quick but classic historical overview (in timeline format) is an attempt to collect a list of some of the earliest documented evidence on the use of psychoactive plants and chemicals by humans
More New Content
  1. Information on Reported Deaths Related to 2C-B-Fly
    Misidentified 2C-B-fly contributed to at least two deaths and several hospitalizations in early Oct 2009. Includes analysis of a sample.
  2. Teatime: To Believe or Not to Believe
    The Teafaerie opines on entity contact. What do you Believe?
  3. Buprenorphine & Drug Testing
    A brief overview of how this semi-synthetic opioid behaves in the context of urinanalysis.
Ecstasy Data
(see 3 new) is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes the results online.
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