More on Mephedrone - I actually think that what they are selling in Australia as ecstasy, is actually mephedrone!
There are two reasons why I suspect this -
- My MDMA experience recently was not much like the trip reports I've read and there was not much of a loved-up or tactile enhancement response. My experience seems more similar to the mephedrone trip reports (at erowid).
My subjective effect was somewhat different also because the level of euphoria I felt, was actually to my memories, what I felt like when I was normal, before my depression set in. I think, that these drugs make a person with a normal happiness level and neurochemistry, feel better than good, while with a a depressed person's chemistry, it makes them feel the excitement and enthusiasm a person should normally feel in their life - it brings them back to that baseline, albeit temporarily.
It's quite a therapeutic experience though, because it shows you how life should feel again, and allows you to open up and see the beauty that is there, that you have been unable to see for a long time.
- I had a friend who worked as a CO (prison guard), who was in touch with the criminal underworld, and he used to mention to me that his dealer friends were running 'Ephedrome' deliveries, which was a very valuable chemical for some reason. It sounds like he actually meant mephedrone but had substituted the syllables the wrong way around. I think the reason why it was such a valuable chemical was because it was able to be sold as ecstasy pills, while also being easier to get due to its unclassified legal status at the time!
Now, I also read an article that there wasa news story about this drug in Cairns, Australia:
They seized a quantity of mephedrone pills being sold as ecstasy.
What pisses me off about the article is that the idiot police and journalist got their facts wrong, labelling them as killer pills that can shut down vital organs. They actually mistook the abbreviations! It's just the typical scare mongering crap, plus lazy research and misinformation - while presenting this to the general public as 'facts'.
They thought 4-Methylmethcathinone is abbreviated as 4-MTA and mistakenly identified it as such, while in fact mephedrone is actually 4-MMC!
4-MTA is something else, an amphetamine analogue similar to PMA which is also sold as ecstasy, and THAT is the substance that can shut down vital organs. If you look up mephedrone on the net, there is no mention anywhere of it shutting down vital organs.