MDMA (Ecstasy) Law & Policy
US Federal Law:
I substance under federal law.
US State Law:
MDMA (Ecstasy) is
3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine. It is either explicitly scheduled in all 50 states, or is
charged under the states' controlled substance analogue provisions.
State Law Index
On-site MDMA Info
Dr. Shulgin Online:
Dr. Alexander Shulgin is considered the
godfather of MDMA, and is an expert on all psychedelic drugs. Ask him
a question online!
DEA Rave Seminar
Get the inside story on a government Rave
Conference held on March 5, 2000.
U.S. Government Information:
Index to DEA
materials on MDMA
Customs Declares "War on Ecstasy"
National Drug Intelligence Center
Bulletin" on Raves, and "Crack House" theory of
prosecution. (April 2001.)
Control Strategy Report for 2000
Outlines Federal Government's main focuses for the upcoming year, and includes section on
MDMA. (PDF File)
National Institute of Drug
House for Alcohol and Drug Information Ecstasy Publications
19, 2001 the Ecstasy
Prevention Act of 2001 was introduced in the United States Senate. >>
March 2001, the U.S.
Sentencing Commission raised the punishment for federal offenses of manufacturing or
distributing MDMA. >> read more
several bill in Congress sought to raise punishment for federal MDMA offenses and
criminalize certain information concerning Ecstasy and other controlled substances! >> Learn More
From July 31, 2000, through Wednesday,
August 2, the DEA held a National Ecstasy & Club Drugs Conference in
Washington, D.C., for the purpose of providing information on MDMA (Ecstasy) to local,
state, federal, and international law enforcement agents.
>> Read Full Report
15, 2000, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing on "The Threat
Posed By The Illegal Importation, Trafficking, and Use of Ecstasy and other 'Club
Drugs'" >> Read the
Companies begin hair-testing for
MDMA. >> read more
August 1, 2000: Drug Czar announces Media
Campaign aimed at Ecstasy >> read more
pictures of some MDMA pills
Australian Federal Police information sheet on
European Council Decision of September 13, 1999, concerning 4-MTA
Miscellaneous MDMA information:
MDMA "scare" plays on racial fears says Professor Philip Jenkins,
author of "Synthetic Panics: Symbolic Politics of Designer Drugs" (New York
University Press). Read article.
Countdown to Ecstasy:A New Drug for the
Millenium. Excellent article by Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle. (June 9, 2000).
Covers current rave and club scene as well as early 1980s popularity that led to
The Lure of
Ecstasy: Article in the June 5, 2000 issue of Time
Magazine, by John Cloud. Admirably balanced.
The War on Information Salon article by
Ted Oehmke on the Ecstasy
Anti-Proliferation Act of 2000.
Organizations & Sites:
EROWID Vault on MDMA
Erowid provides extensive history and use
information concerning MDMA.
DanceSafe Harm reduction organization that staffs raves and performs pill testing.
aims to gather and make accessible
objective, authoritative and up to date information about the drug ecstasy (principally
MDMA). Among other information, they have a good Q/A section, and a section with pill testing results. The site is
non-profit making and is maintained by volunteers.
Multidisciplinary Association for
world-wide organization that helps fund scientific studies on MDMA and provides medical
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