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7 Easiest Illegal Drugs to Make at Home by Using Legal Ingredients

Let’s see which the easiest illegal drugs to make at home by using legal ingredients are.

Whether you are just experimenting, trying to make street drugs, out of curiosity or making them for yourself, you will maybe find surprising how some usual ingredients and plants can be used. But having in mind the huge amount of time human civilization exists, we can only imagine how many experiments and failed tries have there been, mixing and trying out new things until good drugs were not gotten.

On that matter, how long have people known for opiates, hallucinogens, alcohol and all those mood-altering substances? It seems as long as the humans exist actually. And even so, there are even some other animal species that know about certain plants that would make them drunk! But most of the animals that get drunk, get to that condition accidentally, like this moose which got drunk after eating some fermented apples in Sweden.

Interestingly, some studies have shown that certain plants which contain high levels of nicotine, morphine, and cocaine have developed these levels through time in order to be eaten by herbivores less. Anyway, concerning human species, using psychoactive substances has a very long history. There is evidence for use of betel nut in Timor, which dates some 13,000 years back, which is still in the use today, just to name one example. Also, opium, mushrooms, marijuana, nicotine, and many other plants containing psychoactive substances have been found on many prehistoric archaeological sites throughout the world. There is also some evidence from 30- to 48,000-year-old specimens from El Sidrón cave in Spain that Neanderthals have also been using some painkillers and plants with psychoactive substances.

Easiest Illegal Drugs to Make at Home by Using Legal Ingredients

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But let’s not get too far with the history, since we are here to see some of the easiest illegal drugs to make at home by using legal ingredients. By thinking what drugs we should focus on here, we have decided not to put drugs that you can only grow, and you are finished, by those meaning things like marijuana or shrooms. Also, having marijuana being legalized each day more, and having in mind that shroom spores are actually legal to purchase, at least in the US (and many other countries, but surprisingly there is a huge list of countries where it is illegal, like UK, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Japan, Ireland, Italy, just to name some), these are not our today’s topic. Here we are dealing with illegal drugs to make by using legal ingredients. An easy way of purchase and growing makes marijuana and shrooms one of the easiest drugs to make and sell, if you wish.

We have come upon a very useful handbook concerning the illegal drugs to make at home by using both legal and illegal ingredients, The Complete Recreational Drugs Handbook, written by anonymous of course, which contains easy drugs to make recipes as well. On the other hand, we can discuss on which the easiest drug to make money on is. Surely heroin or LSD have the highest profit, but are they the easiest to obtain? On the other hand, there are some cheaper things that are more easily being sold, like meth or MDMA. Or in the end, things that are the cheapest, like marijuana, but when sold on a regular basis, can make a decent profit. Since we are talking about selling and producing drugs now, you might also be interested in which 10 countries that export the most drugs in the world are, as well.

Apart from the handbook we have mentioned earlier, where we have found the most detailed information, we have also searched other places to see which the easiest illegal drugs to make at home by using legal ingredients are. On Reddit, we found many suggestions, and recipes as well.

If you were only curious to find out how to make homemade upper drugs, that’s fine, but if you are here to get to know how to make homemade drugs to get high, or how to make homemade speed drug be careful. Not everybody can control themselves and becomes addicted with time. Not all drugs and stimulants are the same, of course, but if you use any drugs, use them responsibly!

Before we go on, you might want to get the insight in 6 Drugs that Contain Phencyclidine (PCP) and May Cause False Positive on a Drug Test — might be of help sometimes, you never know. And now let’s finally see which are the easiest illegal drugs to make at home by using legal ingredients:


MDMA is short for 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, but this drug is more commonly known as ecstasy. It is a synthetic drug which means it does not occur in plants or nature alone. MDMA usually comes in the form of tablets, but can also be inhaled as a powder, which is what you will get by making it at home as one of the easiest illegal drugs to make at home by using legal ingredients. You will get to have some knowledge of chemistry though, and some kind of advanced apparatuses (like distillation apparatus, thermometer, magnetic stir bar, boiling stones, etc.). And the list of ingredients you will need is: safrole, DMF (dimethylformamide, but can be replaced with diethylformamide or formamide), quinone or menzoquinone, PdCl2 (palladium chloride), methylene chloride (DCM), Hg salt, isopropyl alcohol, Epsom salts, muriatic acid (31.45% HCl), NaOH (sodium hydroxide), NH4HCl (ammonium chloride), paraformaldehyde, peanut oil, acetone and xylene. Long list indeed, but most of these weirdly named substance you can purchase from hardware or photo stores or other chem suppliers.