The Importance of Testing LSD

In the early 1960s, the Army intelligence command wanted to test LSD in the Far East to find out whether the Oriental response differed from the Caucasian reaction. Military intelligence officers traveled to Hawaii, Japan, and Korea to conduct a series of covert LSD tests. However, this investigation failed. The resulting research did not provide any conclusive results. While the Army’s original intention was to study the effects of LSD in Caucasian users, subsequent tests would show that it was entirely different in Oriental individuals.

Start With a Low Dose

To date, scientists are still unsure whether the drug can cause dangerous behavior. Although many people are attracted to LSD, the risks are not worth it. Studies suggest that the drug can affect the brain in ways that make it more difficult to detect. Regardless of its side effects, the drug is extremely dangerous and should never be used alone. Always make sure that someone is nearby to monitor your behavior. If you are using LSD, it is best to start with a low dose and wait for the effects to take effect before taking a higher one.

Use an Ehrlich Reagent Testing Kit

An Ehrlich Reagent testing kit can help you find out what your LSD contains. A typical LSD test can detect the drug in blood, urine, and hair samples about two days after using it. However, this period varies depending on the person’s age, health, weight, and previous use of LSD. When taken in excess, the effects of LSD may last up to nine to twelve hours, ranging from mild to extreme visual hallucinations to altered perception of time. The effects of LSD include disorientation, mood swings, impaired judgment, and visual hallucinations. Additionally, it may lead to flashbacks and adverse reactions to medications.

Aside from the benefits of the drug, there are several other reasons for drug testing. While there are legal and ethical arguments against it, there are some important issues surrounding its use. First, LSD is still illegal and should not be used by anyone without proper supervision. The use of LSD is often misunderstood and even abused, and the misuse of it can result in severe consequences. While there are plenty of benefits of LSD, there are also risks that should be considered.

The Importance of Testing LSD for Interrogation. Psychological warfare aims to disable the enemy. In addition to its legal and ethical implications, LSD’s use in interrogation is controversial. To protect the military, the drugs should be tested to determine if an individual is susceptible to its effects. But the military, however, should never take LSD into its own hands. The drugs should not be used for research purposes.

Drug Testing is Important For Your Safety

There are several reasons why drug testing is so important. The purpose of the tests is to identify whether an individual has been taking LSD. For example, LSD can be detected in urine and blood for up to 72 hours. But, if the drug has been inhaled, it can remain undetected for a long time, making the test unreliable. So, a urine drug test can only be used to determine if someone has been exposed to LSD.

The importance of testing LSD is also vital for security. The illegal nature of LSD makes it difficult to know if the drug has caused any adverse effects. Fortunately, a blood test is usually accurate. It is the best way to determine if someone has taken LSD. If it is, they should be treated with care. There are also risks, but the risk is minimal. The purpose of the test is to identify those who are susceptible to this dangerous psychedelic.

LSD is difficult to detect in hair, largely because it is so difficult to measure its concentration. The active dose of LSD is measured in micrograms, not milligrams. The duration of LSD detection in the hair depends on the drug and the amount taken. While some people have no traces of LSD, others have a long-term psychosis. Fortunately, they can be detected in the hair.

LSD can be detected in the urine up to two to five days after consumption. Since LSD is not metabolized, the metabolites of LSD can only be determined through specialized lab tests. These include liquid-liquid extraction, UHPLC-MS/MS tests, and DNA profiling. This is the best way to detect LSD in the urine. If you suspect a drug, you should immediately take the test.

Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors

In the “real” world, real estate has historically been seen as a viable investment. Individuals and corporations usually purchase land and property either for development or to sell at a higher price in the future.

With the world becoming increasingly digitized, it appears that the trend of ascribing significant value to land and property has been spreading to the virtual scene. At the intersection of emerging tech like virtual reality and blockchain, developers, investors, and hobbyists alike are creating a vibrant virtual real estate market.

While VR provides the tools to visualize these digital spaces, blockchain technology is acting as a base layer for the monetization of virtual real estate. With the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic causing a pivotal move toward more digital forms of human communication, interactive virtual worlds may provide a safe space for the preservation of numerous social constructs.

Second Life and Linden Dollars

Virtual real estate is by no means a recent phenomenon. City simulators like SimCity have been around for decades. In 2003, a 3D virtual environment called Second Life arguably kickstarted the monetization of virtual real estate as users rushed to acquire digital land using the platform’s native currency, Linden Dollars. Second Life’s run was before the advent of Bitcoin (BTC); nevertheless, the project saw users buy, sell and lease properties, as well as run businesses on virtual land.

The platform soon declined, as other immersive and interactive virtual real estate projects emerged. However, at the height of its popularity, Anshe Chung, a “Second Lifer,” became a millionaire from selling digital real estate.

Virtual land as a commodity

With the coming of blockchain technology, VR platforms like Somnium Space and Decentraland enable users to acquire and monetize plots of virtual land. Recently, Whale — a nonfungible token vault — became the second-largest holder of virtual land in The Sandbox game.

Binance Launchpad hosted The Sandbox’s initial exchange offering back in August with the token sale event raising about $3 million. Binance is also an investor in the project, having bought over 4,000 Land tokens earlier in September.

Commenting on the growing popularity of virtual real estate, Joseph Madding, a marketing and PR consultant at The Sandbox, remarked that investors are becoming more open to the idea of digital land as a viable investment, telling Cointelegraph:

“Virtual Real Estate is definitely becoming more popular. Over the last 10 weeks, we’ve seen over 1,000% more users interacting with our Telegram chat, Discord, Twitter and other social media platforms and have expanded our community management to match the increasing demand. In terms of virtual land as a commodity, we’ve seen our LAND that originally sold at roughly $370 resell for over $2,000 for what we would sell as a small estate. That’s astonishing and shows huge community interest for our NFTs.”

Indeed, the rush for virtual land assets is only the latest in the established trend of digital real estate selling out quickly. In March, VR world Somnium Space sold 110 Ether worth of virtual land in the first week of a planned, 10-week offering at the time.

Upon opening its platform in February, Decentraland saw users purchasing millions of dollars’ worth of digital acreage. In 2019, a portion of the “Genesis Plaza” estate in the Decentraland metaverse called Estate 331 sold for about $80,000, becoming the second-most expensive NFT of 2019.

Expanding digital property landscape

While it is common to see projects pursuing the tokenization of real-world commodities, the emerging virtual real estate space is creating a self-contained digital economy. With blockchain technology as a base layer, these platforms can monetize digital land, enabling users to trade assets within the metaverse.

Apart from early adopters acquiring virtual land in the hopes of seeing assets appreciate over time, some individuals and organizations have been developing these assets. The process works similarly to real-world real estate development with the establishment of commercial and residential complexes, industrial zones, and parks, among others.

Part of the allure driving the desire to own virtual land appears to be based on optimistic projects about the viability of VR technology. According to a study published in August, the combined VR and augmented reality market is estimated to be worth $20.9 billion by 2025, with companies in China and India expected to drive this significant growth in the next five years. Head-mounted displays are becoming increasingly popular among game developers and enthusiasts alike. With advances in 3D technology, manufacturers are becoming better at creating HMDs that deliver a more immersive and interactive VR experience.

Meanwhile, for blockchain projects, in general, scarcity plays a major role in driving value for their native tokens. As is the case with the real world, for real estate holdings to remain valuable, virtual land on these metaverses needs to be finite.

The monetization of virtual real estate also offers another tangible use case for NFTs. Digital land developers are creating malls, boutiques, shops, and other retail outlets where they sell electronic merchandise like fashion items, rare cards, concert tickets, etc. For game developers, the marriage of VR and blockchain technology is creating the opportunity to enjoy “all-digital” gaming. Commenting on the benefits of fully digital environments, Madding argued:

“As a game developer, virtual real estate provides a nearly no-risk platform for publishing your games. With NFT technology, you’re not publishing on just an App Store anymore and you’ll have true ownership over the space in which you design and publish your game. As a consumer, owning LAND feels like buying any physical video game, and if you find yourself wanting to do something new, you can either design something completely new with our free tools, or you can resell the digital real estate just like you’d sell any physical copy of a game.”

Life after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about sweeping changes to human interaction, and the utilization of virtual forms of communication has taken center stage. As shutdowns continue across the world, organizations have been utilizing electronic video conference solutions for meetings. Tech giants in the United States have even issued work from home orders with reports of the practice expected to continue regardless of whether scientists come up with a vaccine for the coronavirus.

Conferences and meetups are a ubiquitous occurrence in the crypto and blockchain space. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible for people to physically attend many such events in 2020.

To navigate this hurdle, organizers and attendees flocked to the virtual realm, sporting creative avatars to discuss important issues in the industry. These events pushed the boundaries of electronic interaction from utilizing third-party messaging services to people interacting in a fully digital space.

According to Madding, the established social construct is becoming more open to digitization: “As the years go by, large social events like we see in Epic Games’ Fortnite may certainly be more and more common, and we hope to lead the way and see these amazing social spaces sprout up in our Metaverse.” For Artur Sychov, the founder and CEO of Somnium Space, the appeal of virtual real estate has been growing, telling Cointelegraph:

“We do see an increased interest in Somnium Land Parcels (PARCEL) because more and more people realize real use cases they can deploy and use those parcels for. Examples are talk shows, art galleries, cinemas, fitness clubs, crypto exchanges and more are already deployed inside our virtual reality world.”

As developers create more immersive and interactive virtual environments by solving issues such as display latency, it may become possible to have almost every social activity taking place in the digital space. Such solutions might even tie in with the growing NFT marketplace for items like concert and theater tickets.

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial

Remember the commercial? This is your brain on drugs. One could hardly forget the stark image, the idea that using drugs literally fries your brain. And it’s true that the brain changes in response to drug use. How it changes depends on the substance, dose, frequency, and duration, as well as on the factors surrounding and supporting its use or abuse. But not all neurological changes have to be damaging. There’s a growing body of newly legitimized research on MDMA, which is often used as a recreational euphoric among club-goers and at music festivals. In light of what we know, the FDA has just made a controversial decision to greenlight a Phase III clinical trial, using MDMA to treat PTSD.

The fact that it’s Phase III is important because Phase III is the clinical trial designed to fine-tune the safety and effectiveness of a drug before it goes on the market. These trials have to be well-designed in order to draw any valid conclusions, and this particular study is under even more scrutiny because of MDMA’s presence on the Schedule 1 list of drugs with no acknowledged clinical value. Because MDMA has been “in the wild” for so long, there already exists a corpus of early research on its effects. Now scientists are applying for “breakthrough” status for its use in psychotherapy, on the premise that since it’s been around for a while, we know a good bit about its relative safety. What’s important, the logic goes, is quickly assessing its effectivity for “off-label” use to treat PTSD — which is sort of funny because normally it’s the off-label use that’s less legit.

It’s worth asking why a recreational euphoric is of any interest to clinical science at all. The answer is in the neurotransmitters. MDMA, also called “Ecstasy,” represents a profoundly different state of brain chemistry from the norm; upon dosing with MDMA, a flood of neurotransmitters including norepinephrine, oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin are released by the user’s neurons. The idea is, essentially, that psychiatrists can use small doses of MDMA to grab patients by their recalcitrant neurotransmitters, from where it can be a useful adjunct to talk therapy — allowing patients to re-evaluate past traumatic experiences in a safe environment, casting the trauma in a different light, and breaking the neuronal stalemate. It could take a consciousness-altering experience to penetrate a PTSD patient’s deeply entrenched response to trauma. Alexander Shulgin, upon encountering MDMA, sought not just to understand its euphoric effects but also to explore its use as an antidepressant-like aid to talk therapy. According to his seminal work, Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved, the first thing he did was run to his psych-department and mental healthcare colleagues with the drug, to get it under their scrutiny, from where it became much more popular both in therapy and in the club.

But MDMA also has a reputation for danger. Recreational users frequently report to emergency rooms for major body-chemistry imbalances, including grave sodium depletion, called hyponatremia — which seems like it should just get a “eat chips and drink some Gatorade, n00b” until you realize that your neurons (your brain is mostly made of neurons, by the way) literally cease functioning when their environmental sodium concentration is wrong. A lot of these issues stem from drug users not purchasing and using an MDMA test kit from a reputable source. Once a person’s neuronal function is compromised they may not be able to pick up on what’s wrong. There’s also an enduring but poorly substantiated expectation that MDMA in high doses can be excitotoxic, especially when the user is under high external stress — such as a loud, overheated club, when the user is exhausted, out of blood sugar and electrolytes, and possibly under the influence of other drugs. Rolling on molly, even once, can result in a brutal multi-day hangover related to the way it depletes serotonin levels in the brain.

This would suggest, even to the layman, that molly is at least transiently bad for your brain. But there’s a tide of conflicting user reports that high doses and frequent use are more responsible for any persistent damage than acute exposure. Furthermore, some long-term users report that taking precautions (“rolling smart”) and getting aftercare — e.g. supplements like 5-HTP, SSRIs, other neurotrophic drugs, and even cannabis — can mitigate this effect. This suggests that science may be overlooking situational but tightly associated risks of MDMA, in favor of monitoring those we consider inherent to the drug itself.

The UK’s Dr. Andrew Parrott, a much-quoted researcher on MDMA abuse, writes (PDF) that most MDMA users are polydrug users – 90% use alcohol or cannabis, usually concurrently with MDMA. Alcohol abuse is an important confounder. Furthermore, Dr. Parrott remarks, some of the damaging effects of MDMA on heavy users “are consistent with the ‘energetic stress’ model for recreational MDMA users, where the adverse metabolic effects of MDMA are exacerbated by concomitant non-drug stimulation,” although he cites only his own work to support his assertions.

The outlawed status of MDMA means that nobody has yet put MDMA-using patients or volunteers in an fMRI, nor made a broad, longitudinal survey of long-term users’ brain development with CAT scans. With the ever-increasing sophistication of our medical imaging and brain mapping methods, it won’t be long before we can tell just what clusters of cells are being affected by drug use, and how that changes the flow of information through the brain. Big data can lend itself to comparisons between large groups of those who do and don’t use drugs like MDMA, to apply the power of statistics to the sample. A better understanding of what different drugs do to the brain will lead to a better understanding of what to do about drug abuse.

In the end, people are going to seek out the recreational drugs of abuse they want to use, and withholding legal ability to do research on those drugs will not stem the supply. “The massive epidemic of casualties we were promised back in 1988 simply has not happened,” remarked Dr. Ben Sessa, a pioneering UK researcher on MDMA, rebutting Dr. Parrott’s works in a letter to the British Prime Minister. “Prof Parrott demonizes the medicine MDMA because he sees –- quite rightly –- that the illegal drug Ecstasy has its risks. But recreational Ecstasy is not the same thing as clinical MDMA.”


How Long Does MDMA Stay in Your Body?

MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine), widely known as ecstasy (also shortened as “E” or “XTC”), is a drug that enhances the user’s mood, causes an increase in energy, heightens tactile feelings, and may cause distortions in the perception of time. It is associated with a state of euphoria and intense, often positive emotions, and it can increase sexual experiences as well. Because of this, ecstasy is associated with parties and raves, often being labeled as a “party drug”.

The origin of the drug MDMA has its roots in the club and rave scene, where it was used almost exclusively, but it has since spread to other cultures and cultural groups, including people of all ages.

If you have taken MDMA and you’re concerned about how long it remains in your system, then read on.

How Long Does MDMA Stay in Your System?

It depends on whether MDMA was taken once (single dose) or multiple times to give a proper estimate. Multiple dosages frequently maintain the initial high that comes from a single dose.

In such cases, the MDMA will linger in the system for a prolonged amount of time, and as such, it is not recommended to take another dose as the “comedown” will be more severe.


A single dose of MDMA will show up in tests as follows:

  • Urine: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 3 days
  • Blood: traces of the drug will be present for 12 hours
  • Saliva: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 3 days
  • Hair: will be found in laboratory tests from 90 days later

Multiple Doses (Two or More)

Multiples doses of MDMA will increase the length of time that MDMA stays in your system:

  • Urine: traces of the drug will be present from 2 to 5 days
  • Blood: traces of the drug will be present for 24 hours or more
  • Saliva: traces of the drug will be present from 1 to 5 days
  • Hair: will be found in laboratory tests from 90 days later

Other Cases

The initial high generated by MDMA lasts for several hours. The more you take the drug, the longer your system will take to flush it out. Back-to-back dosing can lead to a build-up in your system.

Using MDMA with other drugs such as cocaine, viagra, methamphetamine, and marijuana can further prolong the time that the drug remains in your system.

Side Effects

The primary side effects of molly include increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and muscle tension.

Other side effects that have been reported on ecstasy, especially when coming down, are nausea, chills, sweating, and blurred vision. Some symptoms may reoccur days later for no apparent reason.

MDMA Drug Test

If you have to take a drug test, know that traces of MDMA will be found in your system, especially if it’s right after you have taken the drug.

Drink plenty of water, exercise to sweat it out, and let your body rest for a couple of days before you take the test.

Even though MDMA can show up in a hair test after 90 days, you should know that testing the hair for drugs is rarely practiced.

MDMA & DMT Helped My Depression

Recently, I went to a festival in which many of the people there were tripping on various substances. I was not tripping until the very last day, but only for a small portion of time (on DMT– I’ll explain that a bit later). I also had several experiences throughout the weekend without the drugs but with some lucid dreaming and binaural beats. These simulated trips remind me of my entheogenic journeys and have helped me see through visual imagery instead of hallucinating.

The nights were filled with Valerian tranquility. I had to relax, which was the safest way to do so. My psychiatrist recommended this as an alternative to benzodiazepines, which have proven successful. I’ve not received any adverse effects from the use of Valerian Root and believe it is an excellent way of avoiding the use of illegal cannabis.

My MDMA Experience

Now on to this subject line: how I emancipated myself from mental confinement through the use of MDMA. I had planned to take MDMA after testing it with a mdma test kit and had to do it there. There were alien signposts around the DJ stage for decoration, but I think there was something more to it than that. So I was”raving” and felt the strong need to express myself through interpretive dance! I felt like I was in Mesopotamia because everything felt so ancient and made of wisdom. During my Lsd “flashback,” I noticed some changes in my memories – how I was more insightful on MDMA than in sober life – about my previous experiences.

The MDMA was a good amount, enough to rid me of the ugly atrocity of the depression I was facing. It was a chemical imbalance, that much I could tell. Also, I was running out of serotonin because I knew to take MDMA and *only* MDMA. I noticed empathogenic effects as I cared more about others’ emotions and my own. It was all very satisfying, but not quite as much as the sleep, I got at home afterward (this was a camping event).

MDMA & DMT Healed my Depression

The DMT I smoked was very light to my mindset and was only around for a few minutes. I felt like everything was a myth, and that the end-all-be-all was starting to show that if things are not in “the REAL reality,” then they soon will “disappear” into the air because thoughts of mine and others’ that were created with an ill intent disappear and go untouched. There is too much goodness to make any other conclusion of sorrow be so. MDMA+DMT cured my suicidal depression like nothing else could or would. Ok, and the exorcism part: it is just to say that I one time saw aliens surround me in an L-trip, and getting far away from them felt like my God-Given redemption of fair faith and understanding of what went down that day nearly three years ago today.

Finally, some Binaural Beats I listened to there, mostly the BrainWave ones, with Anxiety Relief and Focus & Concentration beautifully done, and most lasted about half an hour. It eased me so I wouldn’t feel such a harsh comedown from the pure-form MDMA powder.