As asserted by Großschmackhaft and as described in the mentioned video
are, for some at least smokeable, albeit smokeable being the wrong term here.
Vaporized would be the correct term, and since Vaporizers have multiplied, become more accessible and improved in the many years since this thread was started, there's kind of a new turn to the story.
What the ex-junkie (sorry for the term) in the video describes with Rohypnol
was real in many places in Europe at the time. The 'problem' with the method was you'd probably lose most of it to combustion and those people were getting high off of the little vapor that was produced before combustion/degradation set in.
The problem with Flunitrazepam
specifically, although i've read similar things about Clonazepam
and other benzos, is that when burnt, they partially degrade into toxic substances, namely fluoride- and nitrogen oxides. So they have to be vaporized at the right temperature to be both safe and fully efficient. My guess is that the way the vapor is inhaled also plays a more important role here than with weed
for example. This begs the question of the necessity or not of a specific medical apparatus.
As of now i have only found little info on boiling points of different benzos, but this would constitute a worthy addition to the info available on the matter. I'm not going to toss a benzo
pill in a vaporizer just to see either. My guess is that the substance to be vaporized, be it Flunitrazepam or any other benzo, would need to be in a form where there are no more fillers/coatings or any other impurities present.
I know that a few benzos are still around in liquid form (glass ampoules) and i wonder if the evaporated content would yield usable material.
I was very happy to see the video and start some research, since i'd always heard/read and assumed that the most efficient ROI for these substances was oral. I'm personally not interested in actually doing that, since i know my benzos and i know i'd probably get in trouble on the addiction
side of things with this method of consumption, but i find it very interesting from the medical/ER point of view, since administering medicine through IV is sometimes challenging with drug
users, especially in recent days of wildly experimenting with novel compounds.
Ok boys & girls, the info i found on specialized chem sites point to the following problems when considering vaping any Benzo:
The most common benzos show a flash point (Lowest temperature at which a substance can vaporize to form an ignitable
mixture in air) is around 250°C to 280°C and their boiling point around 450°C-500°C.
These very high evaporation temps and the fact their flash point is that much lower than their actual boiling point poses many problems and i don't think (correct me if i'm wrong) that using them in a commercial vaporizer is safe and viable option.
This probably explains the wikipedia description, stating that the diazepam
can be used as an aerosol, the aerosol probably being formed by recrystallization of vaporized Diazepam in room temp. air. It can then be administered just as any aerosol, although i guess this would constitute a very expensive technique/product.
I'd like to test something like Diazepam coming in the same form as Ventoline, although i understand why such a thing will probably never hit the legal market: Very easy to OD and the addiction potential is multiplied by the incredible ease of use, the discretion (hence the ability to get high very discreetly and quick) and the very very rapid onset such a ROI might provide. Tempting, but very probably deadly for most.