- February 2, 2017
- Posted by: Keith Graves
- Category: Drug Trends, Hallucinogens, Police, Schools
I got a call from a reporter asking for a comment about a new drug kids are reportedly using called Tesla. The only problem is that there really is no drug Tesla. There is, however, MDMA pills (often called ecstasy on the street) that are circulating around the globe with the Tesla Motors corporate logo on it.
There’s a Lot of Punch to the Drug Tesla
The Loop, a UK based organization that tests drugs, tweeted that pills marked with the Tesla logo contain between 130-200 mg of MDMA. So how much MDMA is that? It’s a lot and can a lot of harm to people. A common dose for an average user is 75-125 mg and a large dose for someone is considered 110-150 mg. But, a very large does is anything over 200 mg. So, with these Tesla MDMA pills, the user is starting with a dose that is considered very strong.
— The Loop (@WeAreTheLoopUK) July 31, 2016
There are Overdoses & Opiates With the Drug Tesla
There have been several reported overdoses with MDMA containing the Tesla logo. It’s common for users to take more than one pill at a time, so you can see how some of those OD’s might have taken place. There are also reports that some of the Tesla pills have tested positive for opiates (think drugs like heroin). No doubt that there are some unscrupulous manufacturers out there that are putting the Tesla logo on their product because of the hype (it will demand a higher price and move more product based on the hype).
Keep in mind that these types of pills are made by people using equipment not made to produce pharmaceutical grade medications. Most of the manufacturing takes place in warehouses or private homes using chemicals obtained under suspicous circumstances and mixed using inadequate measuring devices (“a little bit of this and a little bit of that”).