What Is Mephedrone?

4-methylmethcathinone (commonly known as Mephedrone) was listed as Class A controlled drugs in the First Schedule of the Misuse of Drugs Act on 15 November 2010


Also known as

  • Mephedrone, Bubbles, mcat, Snow and Meow.


  • Mephedrone is a stimulant drug derived from cathinone, which is a Class A controlled drug.
  • Mephedrone is marketed as a substitute to ‘Ecstasy’ and amphetamines.
  • Mephedrone abuse is known to cause cravings and dependence.


What Are The Effects of Mephedrone?

Effects and Dangers

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Chills
  • Bruxism
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Psychosis


What Are The Penalties of Possession or Consumption of Mephedrone?



  • Up to 10 years’ imprisonment or $20,000 fine or both

Illegal traffic

  • Up to 20 years’ imprisonment and 15 strokes of the cane

Illegal import or export

  • Up to 30 years of imprisonment or imprisonment for life and 15 strokes of the cane

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