When you hear the word drug dealer, you might think of people hanging out on the street corner, peddling their poison, think again. There’s a new marketplace, the internet, drug peddlers are selling their drugs online and ship them in packages filled with coffee.
One California man, Zachary Michael Fisher, was caught selling 2C-I over the internet. It’s a relatively new drug in the US, but has been available in Europe and Canada for some time, the full name, or 2C-I am available in an ultra fine powdery form, a pill or a clear liquid. 2C-I, nicknamed “the spice” has similar effects to that of LSD, and is a powerful psychedelic.
There are so many web sites selling this drug, and other, so-called “legal highs”. Even if you didn’t want to pay high prices, there are plenty of recipes for manufacting your own high. Most have a list of common ingredients that any child can buy. We can all thank one man, a biochemist Dr. Alexander Shulgin, 78, out of California. He had previously held a license for the study of these psychoactive drugs and has literally created hundreds of psychedelic compounds. In the 1990s the recipes for 170 of his drugs were published in 2 biochemical cookbooks.
Dr. Shulgin, now works as an expert witness and adviser to the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. Good work doctor, thanks for making all of those dangerous drugs, and doing your good civic duty now.