In the United States, where GHB faces stricter legal sanctions, GHB hiring is more likely, with legal and related reasons more frequently cited for hiring. These results confirm the existence of a link between the decline in GHB abuse in the United States and stricter restrictions. although other unassessed factors may explain this association. The Effects of Legal Restrictions on Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) Consumption Patterns: Results of an International Survey I see an increase in gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) research and deposition in California. Imports may seem like a strong word, but that`s how California law sees it. Ordering GBL from a website and having it shipped to you in California is illegal under federal and state law. GBL is a Schedule 1 drug in the U.S., so while you can`t send it to yourself anywhere in the U.S., we`ll focus on California law. First of all, I know that GBL is legal in the UK and other European countries and not completely illegal. I also know that there are websites in Europe that send you GBLs directly to California. These are easily accessible mainstream websites (not on the dark web). They are happy to take your credit card information and send it to you without warning that you are importing an illegal narcotic into the United States. Law enforcement agencies know this too.
We have already shared the results of structured and open-ended interviews with active users of GHB and GHB congeners. (Barker et al., 2007; Kim et al., 2007) These studies were not intended to investigate factors associated with abstinence from GHB and GHB congeners, either in those who considered using GHB but did not initiate it, or in previous users who had stopped using it. To assess the impact of health conditions and regulatory restrictions on abstinence from GHB, we conducted a survey specifically aimed at identifying factors that might be associated with such behavior in the United States and outside the United States. In order to reach a national and international audience of people who may be aware of GHB and collect sensitive data in a non-threatening context, we used an internet-based approach to reach targeted social networking sites and allow anonymous participation in a short, self-filled survey form. While federal law prohibits the sale of analogues for human consumption, GHB analogues are legally available as industrial solvents used to make polyurethane, pesticides, elastic fibers, pharmaceuticals, metal or plastic coatings, and other products. These analogues are also sold illegally as dietary supplements for bodybuilding, fat loss, baldness reversal, eyesight improvement and to combat aging, depression, drug addiction and insomnia. GBL and BD sell as „aquarium cleaners,” „ink stain removers,” „ink cartridge cleaners,” and „nail polish removers” for about $100 a bottle, which is much more expensive than comparable products. Law enforcement efforts to identify abuse of GHB analogues are hampered by the failure of routine toxicological studies to detect the presence of GHB analogues. In addition, distributors are constantly developing new analogues to avoid detection by law enforcement. A seller added a disclaimer on his Amazon product page stating that his BDO is not for human consumption. Still, commenters on several blogs, including Reddit, have discussed buying BDO as a replacement for GHB via Amazon. Both sellers are legally registered as limited liability companies in various Midwestern states.
The name of one indicates that it is a chemical wholesaler; However, it only distributes 1,4-butanediol. The other started as a pure natural soap business in 2015, but switched to selling BDO through its website and Amazon last year. Sources: G. Erick Nielson and Associates (legal representative of the applicant); U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents working at Washington Dulles International Airport intercepted more than two pounds of illicit and controlled substances in five separate postal packages on Aug. 22. In response to the growing crisis, Congress passed the Hillory J. Farias and Samantha Reid Date-Rape Drug Prohibition Act of 2000, which authorized the Attorney General to list GHB on the Schedule I list of controlled substances. The law, named after two teenagers who allegedly died of a GHB overdose after unknowingly ingesting the drug, also targeted GHB analogues, or chemicals that are „substantially similar” to the illicit compound.