Are MDMA And Plant Food (M-Cat) Similar In Their Chemical Form?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
The chemical structure of MDMA and 'Plant Food' is slightly different, but the effects are thought similar.

To find out some of the similarities and differences, just keep reading:

What's the difference between MDMA and Plant Food?
Plant Food is the colloquial term for the drug 4-methylmethcathinone.

It is also known by the following names:

  • Mephedrone
  • M-cat
  • Miaow Miaow
Its chemical structure is though to be based on natural derivatives of the psychoactive Khat plant grown in Eastern Africa.

The drug is often compared to MDMA (also known as ecstasy), and the two drugs' chemical structures are quite similar:

  • MDMA= C11H15NO2.
  • Mephedrone= C11H15NO
As far as other chemical properties are concerned, much more is known about MDMA because it has been at the forefront of recreational drug use for some years now.

Although Mephadrone was first discovered in the early 1900s, its popularity as a recreational drug stems from its rediscovery in 2003.

Since then, its legal status has changed- and the drug is no longer legal to own or sell in most countries.

Interestingly, the name 'plant food' came to be used for the drug Mephadrone because it was originally sold as a supplement for house-plants!
Chris Abson Profile
Chris Abson answered
M Cat is a finished product made by chemists. It is made using Khat.

Khat (Catha edulis) is a herbal substance containing may different compounds.
Its main effects are due to two compounds with stimulant properties similar to, but less powerful than, amphetamines.

Stimulants speed up your mind and body.
It comes from a leafy green plant of the same name.

Used mostly in Africa, Khat is becoming more common in Europe - particularly in some immigrant communities.

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