It’s almost time to say goodbye to Valerie. As we saw with 1cP-LSD last year, it’s never too long before our favourite lysergamides fall victim to the ever-changing German drug policies. Although nothing is yet 100% confirmed, as it’s currently the most popular research chemical in Germany, 1V-LSD is primed for control and there’s no time to waste!
Given that Valerie’s predecessors, 1P-LSD and 1cP-LSD, remained legal for around 2 years, the news of 1V-LSD’s possible demise came as a shock to all of us. This popular research chemical and microdosing product hadn’t even been on the market a year before rumors of its control began to circulate. We can only assume that the German Narcotics Committee have decided to increase their efforts to rid Germany of these valuable resources by hastily adding more compounds to the NpSG.
The NpSG — Neue-psychoaktive-Stoffe-Gesetz (New Psychoactive Substances Act) — was introduced on November 26th 2016 as a way to combat the spread of new psychoactive substances and research chemicals appearing on the market. Unlike the BtMG (German Narcotics Act), which listed and scheduled substances individually, the NpSG banned entire groups of substances. Despite the introduction of this Act however, there were, and still are, a number of substances circulating the market that were, or are, not covered by the NpSG or BtMG. As a result, the most recent amendment to the NpSG was introduced as a way to further limit the number of psychoactive substances on the market.
We had been waiting on the results of the 55th session of the German narcotics committee meeting but, it turns out this meeting was cancelled or postponed. There was, instead, a 56th session on 2nd May 2022 during which they did indeed discuss the ban of tryptamines and most other classes of compounds in the current NpSG legislation. We are very confident that 1V-LSD was discussed for ban as it has always fallen under the ‘tryptamine’ classification in these meetings
Until the results of the 56th session are confirmed, we won’t know definitively which compounds, or groups of compounds, will be banned. A proposed legislation should be published around the same time, which means that all that stands between the life and death of 1V-LSD is the Federal Council. Since there are only two viable Federal Council meetings left before the summer break, we can assume that 1V-LSD will stay legal for at least another month. There is a chance, however, that the ban may not occur until after meetings resume on 16th September 2022.
Although 1CPLSD.COM is based in the Netherlands, we ship from Germany to ensure an extremely high success rate shipping to non-EU countries. This means that all our customers will be affected by the ban no matter of their location or local jurisdiction. As a result, we highly recommend stocking up on 1V-LSD before it’s too late.
As we have seen in the past, there is usually an alternative waiting in the wings. This time, however, our friends over at Lizard Labs have warned us that we might not be so lucky:
“We had been hoping we could work on a 1V-LSD alternative by now but since we still don’t have the draft legislation to work with, that hasn’t been possible. We expect the ban will cover any obvious derivatives so we are not so confident that we will beat the prohibitionists this time!”
Hopefully, once the draft legislation is released, the path forward will become clearer, and those ingenious chemists will rustle up a suitable successor to our dear Valerie.
As of this moment, nothing is certain. It is, however, highly likely that 1V-LSD will become illegal in Germany within the next few months.
If we’re lucky, the ban may not come into place until October, and, if we’re unlucky, we may see the end of 1V-LSD around mid-June or July.
We strongly urge our customers to stock up on 1V-LSD now as once the legislation is published, Valerie’s time will be up!
We now have final confirmation that 1V-LSD will be banned during the next Federal Council meeting on 16th September.
After the law is passed in this meeting, there will be a short period before the ban is enforced. Usually this happens in the days following the Federal Council meeting so we will stop selling 1V-LSD before it is made illegal in Germany.
Some words from our supplier, Lizard Labs, regarding a potential 1V-LSD replacement:
“We are still going to experiment on alternative options but we are certainly not confident that we’ll find a replacement to 1V-LSD when it is banned.”
We are, of course, still hoping (praying?) Lizard Labs finds a solution but if not, it is likely we will close shop once 1V-LSD is banned!
Now is the last opportunity to purchase 1V-LSD and stock up before the ban.
Its been a great year or so with Valerie (1V-LSD) but, her time is nearly up — so sad to see her go!