Benzo Fury is a fairly new drug being marketed as a research chemical. The actual drug name is Benzofuram, and it has been widely sold in stores, being labeled as “not for human consumption” under the brand name Benzo Fury. Benzofuram is a synthetic substance and it is most closely linked to MDMA in terms of both its composition and its effects. The molecular makeup of Benzo Furys is 6-ABP or 6-MABP, depending on the batch, and all versions of the drug seem to be unpredictable in nature.
Why Was Benzo Fury Legal?
The new wave of “legal high” possibilities, brought on by the bath salts craze, continues to soar as people find more new chemicals to market legally. it is made up of an original compound of molecules, making it difficult to label as illicit when first marketed as a research compound.
Now, countries around the world are taking note of the legality and fatality of it. it first gained notoriety in the U.K. following deaths of British citizens when using the drug. The country has since made the research chemical illegal.
What is the Benzo Fury Experience?
Benzo Fury is a stimulant and is often sold as white powder in capsules or tablets. When the drug is taken orally, the side effects of Benzo Furys usually set in within an hour. Benzo Furys side effects can last anywhere from four to ten hours. The impact of it can vary greatly among users, but most report feelings of euphoria, enhanced pleasure and hallucinogenic properties.
Other users report that taking it results in feeling like you are extremely intoxicated from alcohol and are numb. Because Benzo Furys is not regulated, there is no guarantee of the chemical makeup in each dosage. This makes the drug extremely unpredictable and also very dangerous to mix with any other mind-altering substances.
What are the Side Effects of Benzo Fury?
Benzo Furys is still a new drug and the side effects seem to vary greatly among users. Some people recall “coming down” for days, with nausea or diarrhea. Some report extreme feelings of depression, and some report feeling hungover, as if from alcohol.
Because users often take Benzo Furys in conjunction with other drugs or alcohol, typically at parties, raves or music shows, it is difficult to determine how Benzo Furys works on its own. In some cases, people reported:
- Complete psychosis
- Rapid heartbeat
- Uncontrollable vomiting
In these cases, hospitalization was required.