What happened when 30 some people took drugs at an alt med conference?
Authorities say emergency workers called to a conference centre in northern Germany found some 30 people staggering and suffering from cramps, apparently as a result of amphetamine poisoning.
It’s not clear what happened. No one was serious ill.
The incident occurred in Handeloh, south of Hamburg and it’s reported that they were alternative and homeopathic practitioners. Latest word today is that a criminal investigation has been launched suggesting that people may have knowingly taken the drug referred to as “Aqua Rust” or “2C-E“, a psychedelic chemical that produces LSD-type reactions.
Some are wondering if they were doing a “proving” – a group test of a “remedy”. Provings with LSD have been done before. They are unscientific, subjective and worthless. But perhaps in this case, the dose was actually viable (unlike with the rest of homeopathy) and they were affected. Or, something else is going on. We’ll have to see. Updates are appreciated.
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