What Is Lean? (Purple Drank) – Codeine Dealer R.I.P
The drugs in question are known to cause hyperalgesia, which is the hypersensitivity of the central nervous system to pain, causing the area of the brain that is triggered by pain to be overactive and generate greater sensations of pain than necessary.
I’m not a Doctor and don’t know the side effects of these drugs when taken in combination, but anecdotally, they can cause brain damage and death.
That said, it’s legal.
I’d encourage you to look it up yourself.
What I do know, is that there are Codeine products out there with a street name such as Purple Drank, because when mixed with soda water, it makes a pretty puke-worthy drink.
The problem with this is that it is, in fact, legal.
Unfortunately, there’s no Federal Drug Administration in charge of overseeing these kinds of things.
Last year the FDA banned the sale of most cough medicine containing codeine in the U.S., citing evidence that the drugs could lead to opioid abuse and addiction.
The agency found that some users actually needed the pills to get high, according to USA Today.
However, here in the U.S., we can buy codeine cough syrups, such as Sudafed, anywhere we’d buy a soda, meaning there’s no strict regulation to regulate it’s use.
Back in the U.K. they require you to register for a prescription to get the drug, and ask that you give a urine sample for drug testing.
Of course, we can still get them, but there’s a 1 day wait time to even get a prescription and the dosage is capped at 10mg.
This makes it a lot harder to obtain the drugs illegally, but unfortunately doesn’t necessarily cut down on abuse.
When I Googled “What is Lean?” after news of the rapper’s passing I found that there was no record of where the drug originated or what it actually is.
Some clues to their contents suggest it might be heroin or a combination of heroin and codeine, a drug popular in the UK during the 60’s and 70’s as a party drug.
Whatever the case, Lean is definitely illegal in the U.S., as I’m sure it is in the UK, unless you can produce a prescription for the stuff.
But you can find the drug in the back alleys of South Africa.
And there’s another reason why Lean might be so popular amongst addicts.
It has a very similar effect to codeine, but it’s a lot stronger.
When mixed with soda, it also produces a more noticeable high, which is why it’s so popular as a pre-workout.
If you are looking to maximize the buzz, I’d recommend mixing one part Lean to 5 parts soda.
If you’re not a big fan of pop, there are also options to get the same effects without the over consumption of caffeine.