There are legal drugs and illegal drugs, and then there are research chemicals. These are substances intended for use in medical research. They are often distributed online by independent companies. In the field of scientific development, it is inevitable to have human and animal subjects in clinical trials because they are viable recipients for these chemicals. However, the distributor or company holds no responsibility over the subsequent effects of the research chemicals, even though it is inevitable that they will be used on human or animal subjects. They are also not responsible for the misuse of these chemicals.
Research chemicals are not explicitly sold for human and animal consumption therefore no company will be held responsible for any damage. Unlike illegal drugs, all of them can be bought by anyone over 18 years old with an active credit card. These chemicals can be shipped in as fast as 48 hours, depending on the location.
Potential Risk and Dangers
People can also order samples of any kind of research chemical. These are for free and the buyer only has to shoulder the shipping and handling fees. Because of the free and wide circulation of these samples, many people risk taking any kind of research chemical orally or intravenously. This action has resulted to deaths or multiple organ damages. The fact that they are called research chemical means that their full effects on the human body are not yet completely known.
The production and distribution of these chemicals are not centralized and controlled by the government therefore they are easily available online. Examples of popular chemicals that have caused controversy are methoxetamine, mephedrone and butylone. It is inevitable that not all of these chemicals will be used for research purposes. Caution must always be implemented. Whatever the case is, always look for a trusted and licensed distributor to ensure high quality chemicals.
Shipping and Customs
When it comes to shipping, customs will always have to sort every incoming parcel. The rules of custom depend from country to country. Each country and even state has their own rules. It is the responsibility of the customs to search and open every parcel that comes into the country. Research chemicals are purely legal, especially in the country of origin. However, when shipped abroad, the country of destination may have different laws. It may be possible that any seemingly harmless research chemical is banned in certain countries.
When the customs realize that a banned substance has been ordered by someone in their country or state of jurisdiction, they will notify the recipients. This can get the addressee into great legal trouble. They can lose their jobs, licenses or businesses. If the worse happens, he should equip himself with a good lawyer and even reformat his laptops or computers used to issue the order. Being caught with an illegal substance, even though it is a perfectly legal research chemical, is a great issue.
Ironically, it is not all the time that the customs check incoming packages. If you order research chemicals and your package is labeled as research chemical and there are specifications that the chemical is not and will not be intended for human use, then the chemical has a chance to be shipped immediately to the buyer without scrutiny. Because the customs tend to handle a lot of packages every day, they sometimes establish certain protocols as to what kind of parcel they will check. These are:
- Incoming packages weighing more than 1 kilogram.
- Suspicious packages that lack a return address.
Incoming packages with suspicious wrappers and packaging. Examples are packages contained in taped card boards, packages wrapped in many layers of paper and other so-called “homemade” packaging.