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Ketamine

Ketamine (ket-a-meen) also known as ket, K or special K was first used as a recreational drug in 1965. It is often referred to as a 'horse tranquiliser' as it is used in veterinarian and human medicine. It is also popular on the recreational drug scene; in dance clubs and during sex.

Ketamine is a dissociative drug which can slow down messages from your body to your brain and make you feel detached from your surroundings. Low doses taken in a club can be stimulating with increased energy and a pleasant high whereas using it
in a quiet, relaxed place with friends can be very spiritual and calming. Higher doses tend to be trippy with people describing an out of body experience called a 'K hole'. Larger doses of ketamine can affect your balance and coordination and frequent and/or long term ketamine use can damage the bladder.

It comes in an off-white powder or clear odourless liquid and can be snorted, injected into a muscle or swallowed in a cigarette paper (bombed). An average dose for snorting will give around 34 lines from a gram, for swallowing around 13 bombs from a gram and for injecting around 40 doses from a gram.  These doses should not be taken as recommendations as dose varies depending on quality and product.

Snorting and injecting often causes effects to come on quicker than swallowing and it can be a more intense experience although effects tend to last longer when the drug is swallowed (also taking longer to come on).

What you Need to Know

If you choose to take ketamine:

Legal Information

In June 2014, ketamine was reclassified from a Class C drug to a Class B drug. Penalties for possession are up to five years in prison and/or an unlimited fine. Supply holds penalties of up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.



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