terarc,So what about the MDMA I've taken which I know for a fact was made from safrole, and which was GC/MS tested as being solely MDMA HCl of high purity, but was disappointing in the same way you describe? And what about the fact that I and many others have had 'classic good old' MDMA experiences, and 'shitty modern' MDMA experiences from the exact same batch?
Sorry but the thread really amounts to nothing more than speculation and nostalgia from what I can tell.
I would think that you were right with one HUGE exception. I have the same MDMA crystalline powder that I've always had since the late 80's and the experiences I get from that are the same as they've always been since the late 80's. So now what?
And how do you know the stuff you were taking was made from Safrole? Unless you personally have access to GC/MS testing, there's no way you would know that for sure. Ecstasydata does not publish results of Safrole or not.
In addition, the Safrole argument is only one possibility. Isomers could still play a role regardless of synthesis. Regardless, I have proof positive right in front of me that the stuff sold as pure MDMA today is night and day to old school. Sorry.