This article is stoner talk.
As such, it should not be taken seriously and must be disregarded as the ramblings of a crazy person.
Brexamine is a novel research chemical blend that exploded in popularity in the UK in 2016.
Although brexamine is apparently sold as a single substance it is actually a proprietary blend. Under current UK law the ingredients do not need to be listed and claims on the packaging do not have to meet any standards of truth or accuracy, as it is not sold for human consumption . While the proprietary formula is subject to change without notification, commentators have speculated the blend (as of June 2016) to contain significant parts xenophobia, scapegoating, lidocaine as a numbing agent, E120 (red), E133 (blue), and economic disenfranchisement.
Effects and Side Effects
Brexamine is a dissociative, depressant, and a deliriant. Users report approaching brexamine as a panacea to perceived problems. The come-up stage is typified by excitement, inability to focus the eyes, and feelings of national pride. The plateau stage is marked by redness of the face (erythema), tightening of the internal and external anal sphincter muscles, hallucinations about improved health services and cheaper fuel prices, and euphoria. The hangover stage produces different effects. Many users report strong feelings of regret and self-loathing. Others experience agitation, sweating, and strong emboldening effects of racist sentiment. Second-hand effects include economic recession and anxiety. Chronic use may lead to kidney stones.
As of 2016, 52% of the British citizenry has admitted to using it at least once.
Brexamine is controversially exempt from the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has speculated that, alongside poppers (alkyl nitrites), brexamine acts on the peripheral nervous system and not on the central nervous system or in the brain, and therefore should not fall under the remit of the Act.
- It is illegal under Medicines Act 1968 to sell it advertised for human consumption, and in order to bypass this, it is usually marketed as union jack flags, campaign promises, racist rhetoric, and attached as free samples of plant food to tabloids.