It goes without saying that all research chemicals / designer drugs / novel psychoactive substances must be treated with an abundance of caution, even more than would be applied to “traditional” psychoactives (ones with a longer and more studied history of use). As such, we tend not to spend a lot of time singling out particular ones as more risky than others, unless they are being remarketed as substances which they are not, sold without accurate labeling, etc – the general rules still apply.
Do your research, realize that you may discover problematic effects that other users have yet to report, start small if you are trying something out, and have a friend “sit” you in case you run into trouble!
Nonetheless, a warning come across our desk (booth?) recently via the bluelight forums, and it is an unusually serious one.
Although this warning was initially posted in the summer, the company in question is still distributing the exact brands and chemicals described, even offering free samples. There is a fair chance that you, your friend or your local head shop could wind up with something from this list. If you encounter a person or a business in possession of these, please pass along this warning!
Text below has been quoted from the bluelight thread, and “AM-HI-CO” refers to a specific vendor while the rest of the given name is the specific pill branding.
Highly questionable party pills, which according to the vendor/manufacturer contain para-chloroamphetamine / 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine. All products of this producer marked with a 3 contain the proven neurotoxin. These are, in alphabetical order:
- AM-HI-CO BENZO EXTREME 3
- AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX 3
- AM-HI-CO DIABLO XXX EXTREME 3
- AM-HI-CO HEAD RUSH ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO SPACE TRIPS 3
- AM-HI-CO DYNAMITE N-R-G ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO DOVES ORIGINAL 3
- AM-HI-CO DOVES ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO E-BLAST 3
- AM-HI-CO E-PEP 3
- AM-HI-CO E-XTC 3
- AM-HI-CO EXTREME RUSH 3
- AM-HI-CO EXOTIX SUPER STRONG 3
- AM-HI-CO EXOTIX ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO HYPER X ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO MIND CANDY 3
- AM-HI-CO NEURO TRANCE 3
- AM-HI-CO RED DOVES 3
- AM-HI-CO ROCKET FUEL ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO SPEED FREAK ULTRA 3
- AM-HI-CO SPEED RUSH 3
- AM-HI-CO X-TACY ULTRA 3
Vendors stocking it are listing this item stating it contains “4-chloroamphetamine ; 1-(4-chlorophenyl)propan-2-amine”
This substance, 4-CA (or PCA, para-Chloroamphetamine) , is a highly neurotoxic substance that selectively destroys serotonin receptors and is in fact used in animal testing as a toxin to give lab animals permanent serotonergic brain damage needed for certain experiments.
This is not a novel drug that might be bad, its a very well known substance that is highly neurotoxic among a wide range of mammals, and is in fact used as a neurotoxin in animal testing for many decades.