Pharmaceutical companies and certain organizations manufacture research chemicals to produce new formulas of medication. Many illicit or unregistered organizations or persons obtain the formula of banned research chemicals for free or from illegal resources and then produce dangerous synthetic substances from cannabinoids, stimulants, opiates, steroids, etc. The effects of these synthesized drugs may be drastic for human consumption.
Classification of drugs
Drugs are classified into five distinct categories based on their medical use, medical acceptance, and dependency of the drug. These categories are known as schedule I, schedule II, III, IV, and V. The main distinction between each drug schedule is based on the drug abuse, its dependence, the physiological and psychological effects of the drug over the human body.
Schedule I drugs are considered the most vulnerable to medical abuse and high dependency as well as the high potential of severe psychological and physiological impacts on the body. Marijuana, heroin, Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote, and methaqualone are some of the Schedule I. Schedule I drugs possess the highest potential of dependency and abuse, moving to schedule II, III and IV the risk of abuse lessens. Schedule V includes the least risky drugs based on abuse and dependency.
Is it a legal Research Chemical?
Various countries have banned research chemicals like ALD 52 and 1P-LSD by introducing drug regulatory acts that are categorized as Schedule I drugs. Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in Canada prohibits the production or selling of such drugs. Similarly, the United Kingdom banned research chemicals under the act of Psychoactive Substances.
Status of ALD-52 in America
ALD 52 is the derivative of the LSD that has an additional acetyl group. ALD 52 is also known as 1 – Acetyl – N. In the USA, ALD 52 falls in these gray research chemicals as its physiological and psychological effects are not known completely. Federal Analogue Act in the US prohibits the production and consumption of Schedule I drugs over humans. However, like every act this drug prohibition act also has loopholes. The sellers of the Schedule I drug sell these chemicals by mentioning the label “not for human consumption.”
According to the act, the possession, production, or selling of the substance is prohibited. Yet, organizations use these research chemicals in the manufacturing of various intoxicant drugs illegally. Though act banned the ALD 52 for human consumption, illicit sellers sell this toxicant by labeling, not for human consumption.