Sounds Like: too.see
Classification: Psychedelic Phenethylamine
Controlled Substance Act Schedule: I & III (depending on the substance)
Other names for Tuci
Tuci or tusi is known as “pink cocaine” colloquially in the media and on the streets. The pink-dyed powder is usually a mixture of varying amounts of 2C-B, ketamine, MDMA and caffeine. Despite being called pink cocaine, the mixture rarely contains actual cocaine, according to a report from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Occasionally some batches are made with opioid content, such as fentanyl. The drug comes from South-East Asia and Colombia primarily and is sold in Europe and North America in and around the club scene.
2C-B, the drug that inspired this new spin on a classic, is considered an entheogenic gold standard drug. 2C-B is a lightly psychedelic entheogen that acts slightly differently than MDMA. Most batches of Tuci lack any detectable amount of original 2C-B, despite it being the original main ingredient. Real, pure 2C-B is very hard to come by these days despite being chemically related to MDMA.
The drug has been floating around the black market for a couple years now, with alerts being released by the European Union and the United Nations in 2022.
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Tuci is usually snorted by clubgoers looking for a euphoric high. The drug mixture is sometimes dissolved in drinks, which is why many people call it “happy water.” Its primary use case is in clubs or music festivals. Tuci is typically sold online through social media and at entertainment venues.
Tuci is most often snorted, but this usually causes pain in the sinuses of the person snorting it. Those who think they’re snorting colorful cocaine are in for a surprise when the drug hurts on the way into the nose. Some additives are added depending on the manufacturer to make it less painful when snorting.
Tuci is also pressed into pill form and sold either as tuci or MDMA for oral administration. The drug can also be inserted into and absorbed through the rectum in a process known as “boofing.”
Withdrawal symptoms such as sweating
Because of the impure ketamine-based batches being made, the amount of ketamine seized in Colombia increased between 2020 and 2022 from 112.5 kg to 2,700 kg.