Substance Analysis Kits: Down with adulterants!

Harm reduction kits that can analyze different substances and plants; identifying the alkaloids or other compounds present, including possible adulterations.
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TLConscious Organization
Education
Barcelona
Spain
1 Team Member

Short Summary

For several years, the people responsible for TLConscious have been involved in harm reduction work through online information, in situ work, education, and drug analysis in festivals and events, and presentations at international research conferences.

One of our main projects is a combination of analyzing psychoactive substances and their adulterants, and educating people to help reduce the risks of consuming these substances. While we can work directly with people in some cases, such as music festivals and similar events, we are unable to reach the millions of people around the world that do not attend these particular events and are therefore unable to make use of our work. This means that many of these people might be unknowingly poisoning themselves with unknown adulterants, or consuming plants that contain toxic substances.

We have developed a substance testing kit that anyone, even those with no scientific background, can use in the privacy of their own home. This kit allows a person to analyze the composition of any substances or plants they have and check for contaminants or adulterations.  Our kit  is NOT like the simple colorimetric reagents found around the world, which can only indicate the presence of the main compound, but cannot differentiate multiple substances or indicate if there is a potentially deadly mix of compounds. The TLConscious kit provides a more comprehensive and thorough analysis of any substance in question. 

The kit can also test plants when looking for specific compounds, which can be of great use to botanical researchers.

By funding TLConscious' campaign, you will potentially help save lives, or at the very least, prevent harmful intoxication by dangerous and/or unknown substances.

Prototypes of the TLConscious analytical kit have already been shipped around the world and used with success. For more info on the kits, please visit www.tlconscious.me or contact us at tlconscious@gmail.com .

NOTE: WE ARE LOCATED IN SPAIN BUT WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE!

What We Need & What You Get

It will take 20.000 euros to fund the acquisition of materials for the first 250 analysis kits, sustain the testing necessary to keep the kits as up-to-date and easy-to-use as possible, cover the costs of setting up an official non-profit organization, and pay indiegogo`s taxes. If we don't reach our goal, you will be fully refunded.

If we don´t reach our goal, unfortunately we will not be able to produce the kits and we will be forced to abandon this project.


The Impact

We hope that our project will spread around the world and offer effective harm reduction procedures within everyone´s reach. Many harm reduction strategies have proved themselves to be very effective and a far better manner of dealing with substance use than the ignorance and shunning inherent to a prohibitionist model.

We believe in cognitive liberty. We believe that people have the right to autonomy over their own bodies and minds. It is not a privilege to avoid ingesting harmful substances, but a fundamental right. In order to secure these rights, people need real, unbiased information. We do not condone any illegal actions, we simply want to provide the ability for people to determine if they have adulterated or harmful substances and help them make informed decisions with regards to their health and well being.


Other Ways You Can Help

If you cannot contribute financially, please help us by getting word of this campaign out to the world. Please post it on social media, email your contacts about it, or share it via any other methods you have available. You can use the Indiegogo share tools to help out.

Thank you very much!

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  • €5EUR
    Thank you!!

    A very friendly thank you from us! Can be public on our webpage or a private acknowledgement.

    1 claimed
  • €10EUR
    TLConscious Sticker

    Thanks a lot for helping out! We will send you a tlconscious sticker with our logo!

    1 claimed
  • €15EUR
    Reagent: Marquis/Ehrlich/etc

    If you help us out with this amount, we will send you a vial with one of the following reagents of your choice, for quick preliminary substance analysis: Marquis, Mecke, Ehrlich, p-DMAB-TS, Mandelin. Add 5 euro shipping for orders outside E.U.

    0 claimed
  • €25EUR
    2 Reagents

    If you help us out with this amount, we will send you two vials (your choice) with any of the following reagents, for quick preliminary substance analysis: Marquis, Mecke, Ehrlich, p-DMAB-TS, Mandelin. Add 5 euro shipping for orders outside E.U.

    1 claimed
  • €30EUR
    TLConscious shirt and sticker

    We will send you a black or white t-shirt with our organization`s logo printed on it, plus a sticker. Add 5 euro shipping for orders outside E.U.

    4 claimed
  • €35EUR
    3 Reagents

    If you help us out with this amount we will send you three vials with any of the following reagents (your choice), for quick preliminary substance analysis: Marquis, Mecke, Ehrlich, p-DMAB-TS, Mandelin. Add 5 euro shipping for orders outside E.U.

    4 claimed
  • €60EUR
    Reagents and Skype talk

    You REALLY help us out by donating this amount! You get: Public or private thanks. + 3 Reagents of your choice. + An online introductory class about psychoactives, ethnobotanicals, analysis, and/or answering your own questions related to these subjects.

    0 claimed
  • €80EUR
    Starter Kit!

    Finally! We worked out a cheap deal for those with limited budget. You get: - Fully working kit with small modifications from the more expensive version The kit includes most of the items in the Full Version, except it doesn`t include one of the two black lights, which is good for secondary compounds but it is not essential for most common substances. Other difference is that it comes with enough plates for 35 tests instead of 50.

    1 out of 200 claimed
  • €100EUR
    I just wanna donate

    Maybe you just want to donate some money and don`t really want anything in return... We thank you very much in either case :)

    0 claimed
  • €150EUR
    Full Substance Analysis Kit

    We will send you our full analysis kit, as shown on the video, which can test most of the common substances. + An online introductory class about psychoactives, ethnobotanicals, analysis and/or answering your own questions related to these subjects. Add 5e shipping for orders outside the E.U.

    6 out of 150 claimed
  • SOLD OUT

    €150EUR
    Online Testing Class

    4 skype sessions to teach you all about testing substances

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • €215EUR
    Full kit and Full Support!

    We will send you our full analysis kit, as shown on the video, which can test most of the common substances. + An online introductory class about psychoactives, ethnobotanicals, analysis and/or answering your own questions related to these subjects. + Guaranteed 6 months continuous personalized online support to help you with analysis of substances or other doubts you may have. Add 5e shipping for orders outside the E.U.

    1 claimed
  • €420EUR
    Main Contributer

    An enormous thank you for such donation! You get: 3 Full analysis kits, as shown on the video, which can test most of the common substances (shipping included) + An online introductory class about psychoactives, ethnobotanicals, analysis and/or answering your own questions related to these subjects. + We can post your name publicly as one of the main contributors to TLConscious, if you want!

    1 out of 25 claimed
  • €1,000EUR
    Extra kits and dinner

    For the generous soul who truly believes in our project. You are entitled to 7 kits, which you can use or gift to friends and/or harm reduction workers. + A dinner with part of the TLConscious crew (in Spain, transportation/travel costs not included)

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  • €2,000EUR
    Partner

    You get 14 kits or You get 2 kits and extra replacements to test up to 500 times with each kit, instead of 50 tests for standard kit. + Skype talk + You fund us to do dedicated research on two specific substances of your interest. and customize your kit so it works especially well at detecting those substances and adulterants. Good option for harm reduction organizations or dedicated researchers

    0 out of 3 claimed
  • €5,000EUR
    Experience Harm Reduction

    You get 2 kits and extra replacements to test up to 500 times with each kit, instead of 50 tests for standard kit. or 14 kits + Witness live harm reduction work at a music event (in Spain, transportation/travel costs not included).

    0 out of 2 claimed
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