This was the summer of terrible drugs

KnowYourStuffNZ drug checking service was in huge demand this summer festival season. We doubled the number of tests from last summer and attended more events than ever before. KnowYourStuffNZ checked 2,744 samples at 27 events between April 2020 and March 2021. Our annual testing report and client survey have now been released. What we foundContinue reading “This was the summer of terrible drugs”

So you want to test your MDMA?

Hooray, you got the message that there’s crap drugs around! Now what? If KnowYourStuffNZ is running a clinic near you, come see us! The spectrometer is more accurate, and the only way to detect when two psychoactives are mixed together. Reagent tests alone can’t rule those mixes out. Until we have funding, we can’t beContinue reading “So you want to test your MDMA?”

Washing away the Bath salts Myth – Part Two

This is Part Two in a short series by our South Island manager Finn Boyle about cathinones and the importance of nuanced language when we talk about them. We highly recommend you read Part One which explains the history of cathinones how meaningless and misleading the term ‘bath salts’ is. Lazy Language and the ResponsibilitiesContinue reading “Washing away the Bath salts Myth – Part Two”

Washing away the Bath salts myth – part one

This is Part One in a short series by our South Island manager Finn Boyle about cathinones and the importance of nuanced language when we talk about them. Calling cathinones ‘bath salts’ is oversimplification Cathinones are here to stay. We need better language to help manage their presence in our drug market. Cathinones are aContinue reading “Washing away the Bath salts myth – part one”

High levels of eutylone substitution found in O week testing in South Island

Drug checking by KnowYourStuffNZ in Christchurch this week reveals that there is still a lot of eutylone around. 40% of the samples we tested yesterday for UCSA and LUSA’s O week events have turned out to contain eutylone. Last week in Dunedin we found 45% of samples brought by people thinking they had MDMA wereContinue reading “High levels of eutylone substitution found in O week testing in South Island”