Please post info about BZP here. Can anyone add information about: names / synonyms molecule dose duration side effects legal status have there been any reported incidents with this compound? since when has this research chemical been available? stability of the molecule / compound Names: BZP Experiences with BZP should be discussed here: BZP experiences These documents about BZP are in the file archive BZP pics Research Chemicals Index - Phenethylamines Research Chemicals Index - Tryptamines __________________________________________________________________________________________________ New Zealand Takes Aim at Ammo April 25, 2005 The New Zealand Food Safety Authority wants to recall the herbal energy drink called "Ammo," described as the most powerful energy drink on the market. The agency says the drink contains the legal high benzylpiperazine, which is not permitted in food in New Zealand. It is a controlled substance in the United States. The authority is worried that children and adults may buy the fizzy drink at dairies and convenience stores without realising it contains BZP, the primary "party pill" ingredient. Associate New Zealand Health Minister Jim Anderton described the drink as "irresponsible." "People are pushing the envelope to way out further than many New Zealanders would be comfortable with," he said. Social Tonics Association of New Zealand (STANZ) said the case underlined the need for "sensible" regulation of the industry. "Clearly some legal controls are required," STANZ chairman Matt Bowden said in a statement. Bowden said that while these products were safe when used as directed by adults, they needed to be behind shop counters and away from children. Though Ammo the drink doesn't appear to be widely circulated in the U.S., BZP is on the Justice Department's "Drugs of Concern" list because of its "amphetamine-like stimulant effects." "BZP is often taken in combination with other noncontrolled substances in order to enhance its spectrum of effects and has been promoted to the youth population as a substitute for MDMA at raves (all-night dance parties)," the DOJ said on its Web site.. Since 2000, there have been 83 cases involving the seizure of 18,000 BZP tablets and over 600,000 grams of powder, DOJ said. Seizures involving the combination of BZP and other noncontrolled substances included over 55,000 tablets and over 80 grams of powder. Illicit distributions occur through smuggling of bulk powder through drug trafficking organizations with connections to overseas sources of supply. The bulk powder is then processed into capsule, tablet, or pill form and distributed through organized networks.