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comment by nowaypablo

Every drug that is illegal now.

tacocat  ·  454 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not sure PCP was ever a good idea. I've heard plenty of stories about it and none sound like it's a good time. Apparently it was developed as a painkiller, we already had painkillers at the time and it was immediately obvious that it had fucked up side effects

kleinbl00  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Know why "cherry" tastes more like "red" and "grape" tastes like "purple?"

Back in the glory days of organic chemistry they were spitting out aromatic hydrocarbons like Willy Wonka. And some of them were real, and some of 'em weren't. Vanillin - that one synthesizes easy. But benzaldehydes are only sorta related to real flavors. Nonetheless, we got all sorts of flavors that taste more like color than they taste like food.

PCP was one of a class of analgesics that got cooked up because there was a promising molecule. It had some nasty side effects. So they tried it on horses. But it wasn't as useful on horses as other horse tranquilizers. But it's easy to synthesize and its effects are highly desirable by a small class of consumers.

So it's not fair to say it was never a good idea. It just wasn't a great painkiller and let's be honest: it hasn't been used in a non-illicit environment since the mid '50s.

cgod  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It ain't all that bad.