3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylcathinone, AKA: methylone, bk MDMA, M1, is an is an entactogen of the phenethylamine, amphetamine, and cathinone classes. It was originally patented by Peyton Jacob and Alexander Shulgin in 1996 as an antidepressant . It resembles MDMA in its effects on the body and mind. Alexander Shulgin wrote "Methylone has almost the same potency as MDMA, but does not produce the same effects. It has an almost antidepressant action, pleasant and positive, but not the unique magic of MDMA".
by makeshift-piano August 08, 2011