Amsterdam Dance Event “Legalizes” Ecstacy Pills For Attendees
Amsterdam Dance Event is allowing festival-goes to carry five Ecstasy pills at the event, as well as warning patrons of a “super-strength” batch of pills circulating with the ADE logo. Netherlands allows only one pill by law, though this change in policy could be a new approach to festivals’ problems with drugs. Amsterdam officials explained it can limit dangerous situations when attendees do not fear prosecution for having the pills – the event had three fatalities last year. ADE has collaborated with Public Health Service, the Drug Advisory Board, ADE, and drug testing center Jellinek to provide a safe environment for the festival this year. Medical staff will be on site and Jellinek will assist in testing pills. The “super-strength” pill is alleged to contain high-potency MDMA, and could overwhelm some users.