What are 2C Drugs?

2C drugs are a group of psychoactive drugs that have hallucinogenic and stimulant effects. They are synthetic drugs. The 2C family of drugs are often thought of as designer drugs.


Right now there is no current research regarding how addictive these drugs are.




Types of 2C Drugs

2CT-7, 2BC, 2CI and 2CE.


Street names and nicknames

Tuci, tucibi. It is sometimes mixed with other drugs. 2C-B mixed with LSD is known as a banana split. 2C-B mixed with MDMA is known as a party pack.


How does it feel when you take them?

  • Awake,

  • Alert,

  • Affectionate and/or distorted sense of reality

  • Hallucinations. You can feel happy and in tune with your surroundings (similar to ecstasy), especially if taken in smaller doses.

How long to take effect?

If taken orally, the effects of 2CB will take about 45 minutes to an hour to come on and will last from 4-8 hours (dose-dependent).


Side Effects

Hallucinations, Breathing Difficulty, Agitation, Aggression, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Stomach Cramps, Elevated Heart Rate, Seizures, Hyperthermia, Psychosis, Death.


Origin

2C-B was designed by Alexander Theodore "Sasha" Shulgin in 1974. To start with the drug was used by a number of psychotherapists for experimentation with their clients.


Cost

They are inexpensive. Prices can range from around £2-£5 for 2C-Bs £3 per pill for 2CT-7s. But this varies depending on the area.




How are they used?

They are usually snorted, swallowed or smoked.


Tablet and powder forms are the most common forms but they can sometimes be found in liquid form.



The Law

2C drugs are class A substances.


Possession - up to 7 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

Supply - up to life in prison, an unlimited fine or both.


Driving under the influence of 2c drugs can result in a large fine and a driving ban.



Harm Reduction

  • Take them in a safe environment with people you know.

  • If possible test the drugs to check their strength. This will make dosing more accurate and safer.

  • Do not mix with cannabis as it strongly intensifies the psychedelic experience and this can be unpleasant.

  • Dosage/strength can vary massively in non-prescribed pills so be aware of this and start with a small test dose.


Useful Links

The Basement Project - www.thebasementproject.org.uk

Drug Wise UK - www.drugwise.org.uk

Talk to Frank - www.talktofrank.com/drug/2c

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