What is mephedrone? What are the effects of mephedrone?
Also Known As: Plant Food, Miaow, Methylone, 4MMC, Miaow Miaow, Methedrone, Meph, Meow Meow, MDPV, M-cat, MC, Mcat, M-smack, Magic, Drone, Bubbles, Charge, White Magic, Bounce
Mephedrone, also called 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC), or 4-methylephedrone is a synthetic stimulant. A stimulant is a psychoactive drug which induces temporary improvements in mental and/or physical function. Mephedrone is an entactogen drug – a class of psychoactive drugs that produce distinctive emotional and social effects, similar to those of Ecstasy (MDMA).
Mephedrone is an amphetamine and cathinone class drug. An amphetamine is a drug with a stimulant effect on the (CNS) central nervous system that can be physically and psychologically addictive when used too much. Cathinone is a naturally occurring stimulant present in the Khat plant. Its structure and effects are similar to those of ephedrine and amphetamine.
Mephedrone is a synthetic (artificial) substance based on the (cathinone) compounds that exist in the Khat plant of East Africa. Users may swallow, snort or inject mephedrone. It can come in the form of tablets, capsules or white powder. Snorting is the most common way of taking the drug, and injection the rarest.