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Methanol (wood alcohol) is highly poisonous. Comparing to ethanol, is it more or less sedative? Less sedative.
Methanol has a much weaker sedative effect than ethanol, which leads the victim to drink more than it would normally do with ethanol. Methanol is oxidized to formaldehyde and then to the poisonous formic acid in the liver.
What was the cause of Pont-Saint-Esprit mass poisoning in 1951, during which "the city went mad"? Ergot.
The 1951 Pont-Saint-Esprit mass poisoning occurred in the small town of Pont-Saint-Esprit in southern France. More than 250 people suffered hallucinations and other nervous system disturbances, leading to 50 persons being interned in asylums and 7 deaths. A foodborne illness was suspected, and among these it was originally believed to be a case of "cursed bread". Most academic sources accept ergot poisoning as the cause of the epidemic.
Which species of cannabis contains the most THC? Cannabis Sativa.
Some studies indicate that, on average, Cannabis sativa has higher levels of CBD compared to THC than C. indica. The effects of sativa are well known for its cerebral high, while indica is well known for its sedative effects which some prefer for night time use. Both types are used as medical cannabis.
What substance is not an ingredient of chocolate? Psilocybin.
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms. Psilocybin next to LSD is the most popular and the most commonly used psychedelic.
Where did "The King of Cocaine", Pablo Escobar live? Madellin.
Pablo Escobar was born in Rionegro, Colombia and grew up, lived and died in nearby Medellín. His cartel supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the U.S. at the height of his career, turning over 20 billion $ a year in personal income. He was often called "The King of Cocaine" and was the wealthiest criminal in history.
Which of the following drugs is not a psychedelic? Codeine.
Codeine is an opiate typically used to treat mild to moderate degrees of pain, but also as a cough medicine, and for diarrhea. It is listed on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.