Published By : 03 Jun 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Chocolate snorting has emerged as the new thing among party goers. A reported fad imported from Europe, Americans are increasingly snoring chocolates and regulatory authorities are finding it difficult to take suitable actions. Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration are not legally empowered to regulate or restrict the distribution of cocoa powder for snorting or devices manufactured for this purpose. Raw cacao is widely used for its effects that are similar to other narcotic drugs. Though chocolate snorting is yet to gain prevalence across the U.S., it is the latest party drug elsewhere. For example, a monthly music and dance party in Berlin is famous for its usage of chocolate as a snorting drug.
Raw Cacao is not a Controlled Substance
Raw cacao leads to an increase in endorphins that fuels the feeling of euphoria. The magnesium present in cacao relaxes the body muscles. As chocolate does not come under the list of controlled substances, the DEA has no authority to restrict its usage. Under the Controlled Substances Act in the U.S., cacao and chocolate are not regulated. Tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol are also not regulated under this Act. To block the sales of chocolate-snorting instrument, the DEA needs to get authority and that too only if the products are intended to be used for illegal drugs. The credit for the recent trend of chocolate sorting goes to Dominique Persoone, a Belgian chocolatier. He had first introduced this concept at a Rolling Stones party.