2C-G (3,4-dimethyl-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is currently unscheduled in the United States. However, this is a gray area of the law. 2C-G is closely related to the Schedule I drug 2C-B; so it may be illegal via the federal analog act.
Addictive Potential: None
Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown
Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown
Mechanism of Action: Unknown
2C-G is also known as 3,4-dimethyl-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine, 2,5-dimethoxy-3,4-dimethyl-β-phenethylamine, and dimethyl-2,5-DMPEA. It is a psychedelic phenethylamine of the 2C family. There are several homologues of 2C-G including 2C-G-1, 2C-G-2, 2C-G-3, 2C-G-4, 2C-G-5, 2C-G-6, and 2C-G-N.
2C-G was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin, and he wrote about the chemical in his book PiHKAL. According to Shulgin (1995), the dosage of 2C-G typically ranges from 20 – 35 mg, and the duration of effects lasts for 18 – 30 hours. Shulgin described the effects of 32mg as “superb material, to be classified as a ‘true psychedelic’ unless one is publishing, in which case it could be best described as an ‘insight-enhancer’ and obviously of potential value in psychotherapy (if one would wish to spend 30 hours in a therapy session!). I suppose it would be best to simply stick with the insight-enhancing and skip the psychotherapy. Just too, too long. There was not any particular visual impact, at least for me. The non-sexual and the anorexic aspects might indeed change, with increasing familiarity. Remains to be seen. The length of the experience is against its frequent use, of course, which is a pity, since this one is well worth investigating as often as possible.”
- Identification and characterization of 2, 5‐dimethoxy‐3, 4‐dimethyl‐β‐phenethylamine (2C‐G)–A new designer drug
Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:
There is currently little, if any, empirical data about the side effects, adverse reactions, long term damage, and/or addiction potential of 2C-G. Remember, research chemicals are experimental chemicals that are not approved for human consumption. This is because not enough data exists currently about their effects in humans. Although some people are willing to ingest the research chemical 2C-G, it is unreasonable to assume that it is in any way safe to use recreationally.
- 2C or not 2C: phenethylamine designer drug review
- Structure-Activity Relationships of Classic Hallucinogens and their Analogs
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