Mephedrone Crystal, also known as meow-meow and M-Cat is a man-made stimulant that comes in the form of powder or crystals, and sometimes as a pill. Often sold as plant food, it is usually dabbed in the mouth or snorted.
Mephedrone is a drug similar in nature and chemical structure to the cathinone compounds found in the khat plants. It was first discovered in the year 1929 but at that time the drug could not generate as much hype as it does today. The true effects of the drug were first found in the year 2007 when it became available online for commercial use. Mephedrone is a stimulant substance having effects on the working of the central nervous system of the body. It enhances the functioning of the human brain and helps in carrying out physical activity.
Today, Mephedrone is used for various purposes mostly in the field of science and medicine but due to the stimulant nature of the drug, it has also been reported to be used as a recreational drug. Authorities from all over the world after realizing the side effects of the drug and its tendency to be misused have put it in the list of scheduled or banned drugs. However, it still remains available for purchase at physical and online stores around the world.
Mephedrone, which is also known as 4-MMC or 4-Methyl methcathinone is a stimulant drug belonging to the class of cathinone drugs. Mephedrone is listed as a psychoactive drug which means it affects the working of the central nervous system of the body. Mephedrone usually exists in the form of tablets or powder which can be swallowed, smoked, snorted or taken rectally. The chemical formula for Mephedrone is “4-methyl-N-methylcathinone; 2-methylamino-1-p-tolylpropan-1-one” while the molecular formula of the drug is C11H15NO. The molecular weight of Mephedrone is 177.24 g/mol. Mephedrone is an addictive drug in nature having strong addiction liability.
The standard storage temperature for Mephedrone is around 20 – 25oC while it is also highly recommended to keep the drug in moisture free atmosphere.
DIFFERENT FORMS, TYPES, AND ANALOGS OF MEPHEDRONE
Mephedrone exists in the form of tablets or powder while it has found structural similarities with the drugs of cathinone class. Mephedrone has effects similar in nature to MDMA, amphetamine, and cocaine.
STREET AND CHEMICAL NAMES OF MEPHEDRONE
Mephedrone is available in the market under various names such as 4-MMC, 4-Methymethcathinone or 4-methyl ephedrine. Since Mephedrone is a common recreational drug which is why it has become associated with various street names such as meph, MCAT, drone, miaow, white magic, bubbles, and M-smack.