|Legal Status||Class A|
Penalty for possession: Up to seven years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Penalty for dealing: Up to life in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
2C-B is a ring-substituted phenethylamine which was first synthesised by Alexander Shulgin. 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (2C-B) is a 2C phenethylamine derivative which acts as a serotonin agonist at 5-HT2C receptors and ?-1-adrenoreceptors. Its structural features are associated with stimulant and hallucinogenic activity. 2C's are a family of man-made chemicals; 2C is a general name for the family of Psychedelic phenethylamines first developed by Alexander Shulgin in the 1970s & 1980s. 2C drugs can be sold as dietary supplements for mood enhancement and also weight loss. Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is a naturally occurring psychedelic Alkaloid of phenethylamine, known for its mind-altering effects similar to those of LSD and psilocybin. Mescaline occurs naturally in the Peyote cactus. 2C's are a family of man-made chemicals that are hallucinogenic and stimulant, so have effects similar to Ecstasy and LSD; effects can last between 2 to 6 hours but sometimes longer.
|Short Term Effects||
Hallucinations, distortion and enhancement of sound and vision, altered state of consciousness, mild euphoria, distortions in the perception of time. Feelings of general discomfort, nausea, vomiting, itching, prolonged tensing of muscles and shuddering, headaches, irritability and diarrhoea. Visual disturbances, confusion and panic attacks, high blood pressure, Hyperthermia, palpitations and anxiety.
|Long Term Effects||
The long-term effects of use are currently not known as there is little or no research. 2Cs and uncommon substances with a very short history of human use, and it is possible that lasting negative effects could be produced even in small doses.
Identified in Sweden: 7-chloro-5-(2-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one (norfludiazepam). Norfludiazepam is a benzodiazepine and is structurally related to the internationally controlled substance diazepam.
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