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This article is in-progress. It requires determining its funding, and finding any available unbiased measures of success of the program.
Energy Control is an organization, started in Barcelona, Spain in 1997, which tests the composition of recreational drugs in order to mitigate harm to users.
Their standard fee for drug testing is €50.
However, Energy Control appears to receive funding from various government organizations. It's not yet determined how much of its funding come from those sources.
"Recognition" from various governments.
The organization boasts its recognition from various government organizations. It's unclear what sort of support this implies.
The testing techniques used by Energy Control are Gas chromatography-mass-spectrometry and Liquid chromatography-mass-spectrometry.
According to their website, the offer identification of the following substances:
- Cocaine and its usual adulterants: levamisole, phenacetine, acetaminophen, caffeine, procaine, tetracaine, lidocaine and benzocaine
- Heroin, codeine and morphine
- Amphetamine, methamphetamine and 4-metylamphetamine
- MDMA, MDA, MDEA and adulterants: dextromethorphan, m-CPP, metoclorpramide, PMA and PMMA.
- DMT, NMT, harmine, harmaline, THH and gramine.
- Methylone, butylone and mephedrone.
- Cannabinoids (only THC and CBD).
- GHB and GBL
- Medium post by Backchannel