Tag: Dancesafe

US Vice President Petitioned To Amend RAVE Act

Back in 2002, then Senator now US Vice President, Joe Biden past the inafmous RAVE act in the United States. The legislation essentially disallowed any organization from actively testing drugs for content and purity on event grounds. So, organizations like DanceSafe, for example, could not provide their life saving services in a legal way. Of the decade-old legislation, Dancesafe says, “The original lawmakers apparently intended for the measure to be directed at event producers who were actively involved in selling drugs. However, the law has been interpreted by many event producers (and their lawyers and insurance companies) to mean that ... Read more

Coachella: An Awkward (But Necessary) Conversation On Shame

Coachella is the staple music festival for most California festival goers: if you don’t go anymore it is almost surely where you started. With no age limit and two weekends of fun many young people go to experience their first festival event. For a lot of young people today experience goes hand in hand with experiment and, though the drug stigma in festival culture has been addressed before, it is time to shine a new light on this “taboo” subject and address what we are doing in the US by constantly shaming drug use. Yes, drugs are illegal. No, you are ... Read more