What is 4-ACO-DIPT
4-aco-dipt is a synthetic psychedelic tryptamine. It is relatively uncommon and has only a short history of human use.
In 1999, professor and psychedelic scientist David E. Nichols tried to put it on the map as a safe and cost-effective alternative to psilocybin. Because it’s much easier (and cheaper) to synthesize. Yet, more than 20 years later, there still haven’t been any clinical studies on the safety, toxicity, or potential efficacy of O-acetylpsilocin. However, its rising popularity among psychonauts is alarming.
Psilacetin comes in the form of a brown or off-white powder (technically a fumarate salt). Users take it orally or intranasally in micro-doses or more. This depends on how hard you want to trip. This also which depends on how many milligrams one takes. Its effects are similar to mushrooms or DMT. Many users think 4-AcO has psychedelic properties of its own.
Psilacetin Side Effects?
According to my survey data, psilacetin side effects resemble those of psilocybin. For instance, nausea on the come-up is common, especially if users had some food in their stomachs. Like with mushrooms, it’s best to fast for a few hours before consumption in order to avoid stomach upset. Interestingly, many report the nausea subsided and a body euphoria with pain relieving effects took over, especially after the peak. In fact, the nausea seems to be less intense than with mushrooms for some folks. However, and many have speculated the reason is that there’s no mushroom material to digest.
Is 4-acetoxy-dipt Legal?
The legality of 4-acetoxy-dipt is somewhat complicated and exists in a legal grey area in many countries. And so, because psilacetin is an analogue of psilocin, a Schedule I substance, the manufacture, distribution or possession could be a punishable offense. Although, according to the Third Wave, “Prosecutions are practically unheard of.”
In Canada, there is no legislation for or against 4-AcO, and so it’s pretty easy to buy the substance online. A handful of countries have also decriminalized 4-AcO-dipt still be fined, while more serious actions like deportation have been reported, as well for small personal use possession, but that still doesn’t make it legal.