“Ketamine has an anesthetic effect,” said toxicologist Jan Tytgat. You are in a state of intoxication, and that intoxication is quite unique: “Ketamine has a certain brightness while the user is still mild hallucinations experience”. The user sees the world through pink glasses. For a while, anyway, because the (narcotic) effects occur depending on the dose after five to fifteen minutes and can take up to an hour.Read also Ketamine is the new cocaine: “Users risking near-death experience,” Swallow, shoot up or snort
That ketamine is popular, is proven by the marketing strategy behind it. “Ketamine is sold as Special K. The logo is the same as that of the cereal,” says Tytgat. “That shows how popular it is among young people.” the
The substance (powder or liquid) is taken as a so-called ‘tripmiddel’. It is done by snorting, swallowing or injecting. The drugs to swallow has more of a sedative effect than that for a psychedelic experience, so sniffing and spraying the most popular options.
The price of ketamine is perhaps one of the explanatory factors for the growing popularity. A gram of Special K costs between twenty and forty euros per gram. In liquid form cost ketamine approximately fifty euros per bottle of ten milliliters. Cocaine, the traditional uitgaansdrugs, is much more expensive and costs about one hundred euros per gram.
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