Drug activist wants users to mail him samples for testing

published on May 1, 2019 by Ben Miljure in CTV News Vancouver

Many people know Dana Larsen as a dispensary owner and one of the organizers of 4/20 Vancouver, but now the long-time cannabis activist is launching a new service aimed at users of harder drugs.

Larsen has bought a $40,000 spectrometer that can analyze a few milligrams of a substance and fairly accurately determine its chemical make-up.

“We’ll be able to analyze it and let them know what’s in their substances and hopefully they can make more informed decisions about their drug use,” Larsen said.

Larsen plans to set up a storefront where people can walk in off the street and have their drugs tested while they wait, but he also wants people from other parts of the country to send him samples through Canada Post…

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