When drugs such as MDMA are prohibited we loose the quality controls around their manufacture and dosage. Sales are unregulated and substances are sold without the necessary harm reduction information that would allow users to make informed decisions concerning what substances they take.
We believe it is time for a strictly regulated legal market for MDMA and similar substances in New Zealand. Until this becomes a reality, users should ensure they test their substances before taking them.
Sources: Know Your Stuff, The Drug Foundation, Otago Daily Times, RNZ, Beckley Foundation.