2C-B: The Middle Ground Between MDMA & LSD

2C-B: The Middle Ground Between MDMA & LSD

Everybody has heard of MDMA (ecstasy) and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) — they’ve become staples in the world of mind-altering substances. But there’s another popular psychoactive substance that’s been residing in the shadows since the 1980s. This substance is called 2C-B. The effects of 2C-B are often described as being a mid-point between the empathogenic effects of MDMA and the hallucinogenic effects of LSD. So what exactly is 2CB? Is it safe? In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about 2C-B — including how it works, what it feels like, and how to use it safely.

What is 2C-B?

2C-B (4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is a synthetic psychedelic substance derived from mescaline. It was invented in 1974 by a man named Alexander Shulgin — the godfather of MDMA and creator of the entire 2C- family of substances. Shulgin considered 2C-B to be one of his greatest creations. The effects of 2C-B have been described as a combination between LSD and MDMA, but in reality, the 2C-B experience is entirely unique.

Trip Sitter Safe 2C-B Guidelines

  • I understand why psychedelics should be treated with respect
  • I’m familiar with the laws surrounding psychedelics in my country & state
  • I’m familiar and confident in the dose I’m taking (dose range for 2C-B is 5-20 mg)
  • I’ve tested a sample of the substance I’m using with a drug testing kit
  • I’m not mixing any medications or other substances with 2C-B
  • I’m in a safe & comfortable environment with people I trust
  • One of the members of my group is responsible and sober (AKA a trip sitter)
  • I have nothing important scheduled for after the trip
  • I’m in a sound & healthy state of mind
  • I’m aware of the increased risk of heatstroke & dehydration with this compound
  • I’m familiar with the four pillars of responsible psychedelic use — set, setting, sitter, & substance.
  • Know the timeline — the effects of 2C-B can last between 4 and 8 hours
  • Know when to avoid stimulants — don’t take 2C-B if you have underlying heart, neurological, or psychiatric disorders

What’s The Dose of 2C-B?

The dosage range for 2C-B is between 5 mg and 35 mg. Most tablets or capsules contain 5 mg of 2C-B each. Lower doses of around 5 mg have effects most similar to MDMA or Adderall, while the higher doses (more than 15 mg) offer formidable hallucinogenic effects comparable to LSD.

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