NEWS FLASH: 1V-LSD TO BE BANNED IN GERMANY

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!

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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!

Why so soon?

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.

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What is 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.

What do we know so far?

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.

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Who will this affect?

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.

What next?

 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.

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Long story short

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!

1V-LSD may be banned around mid-July - see our blog here.