Is Psychedelic Toad Licking Trending Among German Teens?

So claims an article in the country’s paper of record. The point is that fighting a war on drugs will become increasingly surreal as the ways in which people get high multiply. From Der Spiegel:

“Toad-licking, that’s the latest thing,” says Willi Stier, a police officer from Mannheim. He points to a photo of the toad he’s referring to, a stocky creature from America that can be ordered online.

The toad has glands that can be induced to secrete a psychoactive substance with squeezing. Young people pass the animals around at parties like joints. “Get high, have fun,” says the police officer.

Stier says that some 80 to 90 new drugs have spread in recent years. He believes that 28 new substances were classified under Germany’s narcotics law over the last year, but there are more than that.  ”Drug users look for alternative products or modify the recipes, keeping themselves a step ahead of lawmakers,” says Stier.

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  • Rex Vestri
  • Juan

    You do not lick toads. That is toxic. No way are kids passing toads around to lick at parties. What a buncha shite. The secretions from the glands behind the toad’s eyes are “milked” onto a piece of glass, dried, scrapped off, wieghed (this is key) and then smoked. Bufotinen is essentially DMT, or a variation of same. Anyway, this is not a substance to fuck with. No way is it a party drug. It demands respect, preparation and at least some idea of what you may be in for. Otherwise, things could get very unpleasant real fast.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      Bufotenin is very different from DMT. It’s more similar to 5-meo-DMT which is extremely body oriented in its effects. It’s generally not pleasant, its like a shot of adrenaline. DMT is the one that allows you to contact inter-dimensional entities/peel away layers of reality/ or the usual explanation from those who haven’t tried it, ‘scrambles chemicals in your brain and gives you the illusion that something meaningful happened’.

    • Monkey See Monkey Do

      Bufotenin is very different from DMT. It’s more similar to 5-meo-DMT which is extremely body oriented in its effects. It’s generally not pleasant, its like a shot of adrenaline. DMT is the one that allows you to contact inter-dimensional entities/peel away layers of reality/ or the usual explanation from those who haven’t tried it, ‘scrambles chemicals in your brain and gives you the illusion that something meaningful happened’.

      • Juan

        I was imprecise. Yes, it is not the same as DMT. My point was this is a HEAVY triptamine and not something people are gonna be casually licking off a toad at a party. I thought the whole toad licking thing was debunked years ago. It’s kinda like the gerbil up the ass. Sure it can be done, but you know, why the hell would you?

    • Trevor Smith

      Bufotenine = 5-ho-dmt. In its affects, its quite different. It can be hard to get to the visionary stage of the trip because of the body load and other uncomfortable aspects of it. Its also very different from 5-meo-dmt, which is the main constituent in bufo alvarius toad venon, not bufotenine.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    No

  • davakins

    I prefer licking other things at parties…..

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  • Daenerys_Targaryen

    This is largely an urban myth, y’all know. They should try it with Phyllobates terriblis.