RELATED TERMS: SMILEY PAPER, BOM-25, 2C-I-NBOME, 25I-NBOME, 25I.
What is N-Bomb?
N-Bomb is a powerful hallucinogen, which means it changes the way you see objects and reality. You might see or hear things which aren’t there (known as hallucinations). The experience of taking hallucinogens is often referred to as a ‘trip’. Trips can be good or bad, but until you take it you don’t know how it will affect you – and once you’re on a ‘trip’ you can’t stop it.
The main effects and risks of taking hallucinogens, like N-Bomb, are:
- Time and movement can appear to speed up and slow down.
- Colour, sound and objects can get distorted and you can experience double vision.
- These distortions of your senses can be quite unpredictable, sometimes pleasant, but sometimes very frightening (these are called ‘bad trips’).
N-Bomb is a term for a member of the NBOMe ‘family’ of drugs. They are highly powerful hallucinogens, similar to LSD and are also related to the 2C ‘family’ of compounds.
Update: 10th June 2014
As of the above date, NBOMe substances are now permanently controlled as Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
N-Bombs banned from 10th June 2013
On 10th June 2013, four N-Bombs will be banned by the Government under a temporary class drug order. They will remain illegal for at least 12 months while drug experts consider their full range of harms.
It is therefore illegal to sell, supply or give away these substances to friends. If the police suspect you have a temporarily banned substance , they can confiscate and dispose of it. Supplying someone else, including your friends, can get you fourteen years in jail and/or an unlimited fine under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Until recently N-Bombs have been sold as ‘legal highs’.
The information on this page is mostly taken from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs report ‘‘NBOMe’ compounds: A review of the evidence of use and harm’. The report collects all the current understanding of N-Bombs, in particular, N-Bomb 25I-NBOMe.
N-Bombs are often sold as tiny squares of paper. These tiny squares are commonly called “tabs” or “blotters”. Blotters can come in various sizes, shapes, colours and designs.
N-Bombs can also be brought as a spray or in powder and liquid form. One dose of N-Bomb is normally between £2 – £4.