(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine) is a psychedelic
phenethylamine first described by chemist Alexander Shulgin
in his book PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story
. 2C-B is usually taken orally or insufflated with a typical dose in the range of 5-20mg. 2C-B has both hallucinogenic and entactogenic properties, and is often described as being more euphoric than other phenethylamines
. Shulgin even commented in the entry for 2C-B in PiHKAL, that it had aphrodisiac qualities and was used in psychotherapy as a replacement for MDMA
soon after it became scheduled by the DEA, but it soon gained popularity in the "Rave Culture" as the next MDMA (also known as Nexus), and was also scheduled under the CSA.