Based on reports from Fairfax Media, reduction advocates are looking to distribute thousands of free, DIY testing kits at large-scale summer festival events in Sydney, seen as a “haven” for drug takers.

The kits will allow users to identify specific substances that are legal to possess in Australia. Festival attendees will be able to test the presence of a particular drug like MDMA in a pill, but they won’t be able to detect any other harmful substances or display the strength or purity of the given drug. Gino Vumbaca published a statement for Fairfax, stating “This is definitely not our preferred option, but it’s our only available option. We are heading into festival season. We witnessed a number of deaths last year. The unfortunate reality is, tragedies will occur again this summer.”

This move follows a number of drug-related fatalities at the Stereosonic festival, once Australia’s largest electronic music festival.

Always exercise caution when experimenting with unknown substances. Visit Erowid and DanceSafe for information on common drugs and responsible doses.

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