Tucibi (2CB): the new drug of the rich
In recent years, different drugs have appeared that have been successful among consumers. If a few months ago we talked about a novel, potent and deadly substance known as the Flakka, in today's article we are going to review the characteristics of a new drug called Tucibi (in English, 2CB) that has become fashionable due to its hallucinogenic effects.
The Tucibi is a psychedelic substance that, according to those who have tried it, alters all the senses . The person experiences visual and thought hallucinations, where the power of the imagination is magnified, which can cause a terrible state of panic. Like many phenethylamines (PEA), the person feels a very pleasant high for the body itself, a feeling of exaggerated strength and an intense nervousness and excitement. It is known as the new drug of the rich because of its high price.
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Tucibi (2CB), a new designer drug
The Tucibi is a designer drug. This type of drug was born between 1970 and 1980 in hundreds of clandestine laboratories in the United States, because during that time, in the North American country, the sale of hallucinogens was prohibited. In the clandestine laboratories they began to synthesize chemical compounds similar in structure and effect to the prohibited drugs. Design drugs are obtained through chemical processes of greater or lesser complexity. Evidently, The objective of the drug dealers of design is to do business and escape coercive controls .
At that time, when a new synthetic drug was discovered, the American authorities included them in the lists of prohibited substances. In 1987, when the US government amended the Controlled Substance Act, any substance similar to a banned substance also began to be considered prohibited. Later, the World Health Organization adopted the same decision, giving it an international validity.
There are three types of designer drugs:
- Substances that mimic the effects of opioids (for example, Goodfella or New Heroin)
- Substances that replace cocaine (for example, Crystal caine or Synth coke)
- Original substances due to the novelty of their effects (For example, Ecstasy or LSD)
The Tucibi (also called Venus) belongs to the third group of designer drugs.
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Characteristics of 2CB
Tucibi (2C-B) or 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenylethylamine (also called: α-demethyl-DOB, BDMPEA, MFT, Erox, Venus, Nexus) is a psychedelic phenylethylamine of the 2C family. Alexander Shulgin synthesized it for the first time in 1974. The dose varies between 16 and 24 mg, and is usually consumed in powder (presented with small bags in which printed figures appear, for example, colored drawings, the S of Superman, skulls, etc.), although it can also be consumed in tablets or capsules.
The effects of this substance combine those of two other well-known designer drugs: MDMA and LSD. Even so, its hallucinogenic effects are not as potent as those of LSD, and the stimulants are not as intense as those of MDMA. At low doses, the stimulating effects predominate, while at high doses the psychedelic effects become more noticeable. The effects usually last between 4 and 8 hours.
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Risks associated with its consumption
Like any drug, The Tucibi can produce serious effects for the health of the person who consumes it . In addition to the problems that may arise in their social environment and their daily lives, such as loss of employment or family problems. The consumption of 2CB can cause problems both short and long term. In the short term, it is characteristic that many consumers, due to the hallucinations produced by this substance, suffer from panic attacks or anxiety attacks.
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In the long term, the continued use of this drug It is associated with serious problems of anxiety, disorientation and extreme tiredness . The habitual consumers usually finish suffering a depressive process and. in severe cases, they may suffer from psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia or paranoid disorder) and depersonalization.
El Tucibi is also in Spain
The consumption of Tucibi is also a reality in Spain. On June 18, 2016, Spanish police arrested nine people on charges of illegal trafficking in this substance , after a raid on a clandestine laboratory located in Madrid.
Eight of the nine detainees are Colombian citizens, according to police authorities. In addition to the Tucibi, the agents found a large quantity of cocaine, methamphetamine and ketamine in their records in two apartments and the clandestine laboratory of the detainees.
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