Is Phenibut Legal in the UK?
If you are wondering if Phenibut is legal in the UK you have come to the right place. As we are a bit of an enthusiastic group when it comes to Phenibut, we have asked ourselves the same question.
The interesting thing about Phenibut, especially in the UK, is that it’s very hard to find a definitive answer on the matter. If you poke your head around forums like Reddit, you will find the hardcore Phenibut users screaming from the mountain tops that its legal.
While the more conservative users say, for several reasons that we will get into later, that it is illegal.
This was especially frustrating for me. As I have recently bought a place in London and frequently do business in the country, I wanted to know because sometimes I can be in the UK for a 3-4 month stretch. Rather than go through the trouble of bringing my stash with me, I wanted to know if I could buy it online. And straight away (I was a bit low on supply at the time.)
And find out I did.
The story of how I found out is a bit unconventional. But nevertheless, my question was answered.
A Night to Remember In a London Hotel
Just like me, it turned out that thousands of Brits are clamoring to know if Phenibut is indeed legal in the UK.
And the answer to this question, much like the answer to all legality issues surrounding supplements and drugs, depends on the government. And the Psychoactive Substances Act of 2016 would turn out to be the key player in the search.
But what is this Act and how do I know what it is? Well, that is where the story begins.
As I said before, I frequently travel to the UK for business. Now, for the sake of anonymity, I won’t get into the nitty gritty details of what “business” I’m in. But I will say that it involves closing “transactions”.
And back in 2016, I had a very important transaction to close.
Over the summer, I decided I would stay at the Cumberland in Marylebone for a few days. And by the way, the hotel is absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic rooms (even better showers). The food could be better, but that is beside the point.
Anyway, one night after I got back from a round of meetings, I decided to head to the bar for a drink. It was my first time at the Cumberland so I figured what the hell, might as well swing by for a quick round.
So I roll up to the bartender, order my signature drink (vodka soda for those of you that must know) and then I saw her.
Looking over the sea of people that was slowing beginning to fill the room, I saw one of the most striking women I have seen in my entire life.
Wearing racy red heels and a tight black cocktail dress, she gracefully walked into the bar with what looked to be one of her girlfriends.
I knew that getting her attention would be tough. Still, hooked by her sheer beauty, I knew that if I passed on the chance I would regret it for a long time.
Apparently, I was thinking what every other guy in the room was thinking. It wasn’t long before I saw another group of guys whispering to each other. One of them gave the impression that he was about to get up and move in on her.
I knew that if I wanted to make a move, the time was now. I had to move before some other wanker went over and fumbled all over the place. Nothing kills a beautiful woman’s vibe more than weak game from a busted guy.
Seeing the sucker start to stand up, I decided to make my move.
Throwing down my fourth drink of the night, I stood up and walked over. As I got closer to her, she noticed me approaching and flashed a coy smile. My eyes lit up. I knew she was mine.
I threw out a casual opener that I had been working on for a while. I like to think my game is a bit innovative, so I won’t share what it was for now… Anyway, it was pretty good as it got her laughing. It wasn’t long before she started to open up and feel my vibe.
Long story short, I brought her back up to the room for a bit of “fun”. After that occurred was when things got interesting…
As we are both lying in bed, she starts to talk about how much she hates the fact that she has to wake up early tomorrow.
When I asked what for (it was the weekend after all), she said she had to be in the office to send the an executive letter to a representative of the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.
This had my head spinning a bit. Was this broad in politics? I asked what for, and she said that the guy she worked for was one of the representatives of the office of Mike Penning. The letter was supposed to come from him, but naturally nobody in politics does anything themselves, so it was up to her and her boss to pen the letter and send it straight away.
The Psychoactive Substances Act: What it Means for Phenibut
And it turned out that the letter was to reassure the cardinals and bishops of the church that the incense they used during mass would not be included on the restricted substances list of the recently signed Psychoactive Substances Act of 2016.
She then went on to say that this new Act would prohibit the sale of any substances that influence the nervous system.
This struck a chord. Remembering my craving for Phenibut, I asked her if the supplement was included on the list. She said she wasn’t sure, but she then asked me if it influenced the nervous system. I said yes, then she said that as it influenced the nervous system, the sale or supply of Phenibut is illegal in the UK.
This news dealt a crushing blow to my dreams of a seamless supply of Phenibut while in the UK. I thought I was doomed to a life misery. But then she said something interesting that gave me an idea…
She said that while the sale or supply was illegal, actually owning the supplement was completely legal.
Weird. I then remember seeing a few online retailers in the UK that sold the supplement.
When I asked her about that, she said that while the companies that sold phenibut were committing a crime, the people buying Phenibut (people like me and you) were free and clear.
This bizarre loophole but all the risk on the supplier of Phenibut, leaving the buyer completely risk free. I was ecstatic.
But my joy was cut short by what she said next.
She said that one of her ex-boyfriends used Phenibut and bought it online from retailers in the UK. She said that he didn’t like using them because since they were selling in a “gray area” legally speaking, they couldn’t use Lab Test or other third party services to confirm the purity of the Phenibut.
This was because apparently when you order a lab test to check the purity of the drug, the paperwork can be seen by the government. Since most drug and supplement testers have to register with the government, any test they conduct (and the results) can be seen by the authorities.
As this would out the supplier as a Phenibut dealer, they don’t get their products tested for purity.
This means that the Phenibut you order online has questionable purity at most and may even be contaminated.
It turns out that the guy was able to safely and reliably get his Phenibut imported from the States. I thought this was illegal, but it turns out its a grey area.
If you order a product online and get it shipped to the UK from a foreign country it has to go through customs. The customs department rarely checks these so it often gets through.
If by some chance they catch it, they just send it back to the states and the company he ordered it from gave him a full refund.
Buying Phenibut in the UK: Your Options
If you live in the UK and you want to get Phenibut, you have 2 options.
You can buy Phenibut online from a UK based supplier. The pros of this are that its easy and relatively low cost. The cons are that these supplier operate in the “gray area”. Since they don’t get their stuff tested (because they sell it illegally), the Phenibut you get will be lower quality and may even be contaminated.
You can buy Phenibut online from a US based supplier. Ordering from the US is best if you are going out of country because they have the fastest shipping times and selling Phenibut is legal in the states. This means they can test it so the Phenibut you get is clean and premium quality.
The one con of this is that there is a slight risk your package gets sent back by customs. The only real headache here is that you have to wait longer to get it because most store will give you a refund. Then you can just order it again.
The best luck I’ve had ordering Phenibut while in the UK is from Nootropics Depot. You can Buy their Phenibut Here