|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.
Methamphetamineis a stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine. Methamphetamine increases the amount of the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading to high levels of that chemical in the brain.
|Short Term Effects||
Methamphetamine may cause euphoria, increase alertness, intensify emotions and boost self-esteem. In addition tremor, sweating, dilated pupils, agitation, confusion, headache, anxiety, vomiting, abdominal pain, seizures, hallucinations or delusions. Chest pain, palpitations, dyspnoea, systemic hypotension or hypertension may occur. Narrow-complex tachycardias are common; ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation may occur. Hyperpyrexia may be severe. Metabolic acidosis may also occur.
There have been deaths reported following methamphetamine ingestion as low as 1.5 mg/kg (140 mg) (Zalis and Parmley 1963).
Identified in Poland: • N-(2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl)-N-methylbenzo[d][1,3]dioxole-5-carboxamide (3,4-methylenedioxy-U-47700)a NPS Opioid
There have been recent deaths and hospitalisations relating to substance use at festivals.: Be aware that over the past few years there has been an increase in the dosage and purity of substances available, in particular MDMA ‘Ecstasy’ pills. Increased purity and dosage means an increase in potential for adverse effects. Pills and powders etc.. may not contain what is intended, different substances have different doses,effects, time of onset and duration. Where WEDINOS have tested pressed pills; the result relates only to the samples analysed and cannot be used to indicate the contents, profile or quality of a wider batch of the substance. This is always the case despite pills having the same logo, shape size and colour.