3-Chloromethcathinone (also known as 3-CMC and clophedrone) is a stimulant drug of the cathinone class that has been sold online as a designer drug, mainly in European countries such as Ireland, Italy, Poland and Sweden.

What is 3-CMC/3-MMC?

3-CMC and 3-MMC are both synthetic substances that belong to a class of drugs known as cathinones. They are often referred to as research chemicals or designer drugs and are structurally related to amphetamines and cathinone, a naturally occurring stimulant found in the khat plant. These substances have stimulant and empathogenic effects, which means they can increase energy, alertness, and sociability.

Here’s a brief overview of both compounds:

  1. 3-CMC (3-Chloromethcathinone): This is a synthetic cathinone that is chemically related to mephedrone and other cathinones. It is known for its stimulant properties and can produce effects similar to amphetamines. Like many research chemicals, its safety profile and long-term effects are not well-studied, and it may have potential health risks.
  2. 3-MMC (3-Methylmethcathinone): This is another synthetic cathinone and is structurally related to mephedrone as well. 3-MMC is also a stimulant, and its effects may include increased energy, alertness, and feelings of euphoria. As with other research chemicals, it’s important to be cautious about its use, as its safety and legality can vary by jurisdiction.