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Substance Name: NBOMe or N-methoxybenzyl 

AKA: N-Bomb, 25I, 25I-Nbome, 2C-I-Nbome, Bom-25, PANDORA, SOLARIS, DIVINATION, WIZARD SmileyPaper

Basic Info: While NBOMe is often referred to as a drug, it's not a singular drug but a series of drugs that contain an N-methoxybenzyl group.

The most common NBOMes that are used are extensions of the 2C family of phenethylamine psychedelics that were discovered by Dr Alexander Shulgin. Some, such as 2C-B, became popular in the 1990s as a substitute for MDMA (commonly referred to as ecstasy).


A relatively new and popular research chemical, there are a number of different NBOMes. The most common substances in the group are 25I-NBOMe, 25B-NBOMe and 25C-NBOMe.  (continued below)


While they belong to the same drug type, their chemical structures have differences. These are the 3 that we will focus on for this Substance Spotlight. 

The NBOMe series are analogues of the 2C series of psychedelic phenethylamine drugs that include an N-methoxybenzyl substituent. NBOMes are also referred to as a research chemicals, or New/Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) because they are designed to mimic or produce similar effects to common illicit drugs-in this case, psychedelics. 

Psychedelics are drugs which alter the perception, causing a number of mental effects which manifest or show up in many forms including altered states of consciousness, visual or tactile (feely) effects. 
It is often sold in blotter (paper tab) but can also come in capsules, tablets, as a liquid, or as a powder. It is often mis-sold as LSD as it is much cheaper to produce. Users report an uncomfortable body load with very strong visuals, though with less of a mental aspect than most psychedelics. 

Because they have received a lot of negative coverage in the media and have caused multiple fatalities, NBOMes don’t have a good reputation. Nevertheless, it’s typically safe at lower common doses and some people enjoy its effects.

When using strong+ doses, it may be more likely to cause confusion and be overwhelming than other psychedelics. It could also contribute to HPPD* at a somewhat higher rate.

About NBOMe


Most commonly ingested orally, paper blotters are taken sublingually (put under the tongue), or held in the cheek.

Powdered NBOMes are sometimes snorted although it can be difficult to regulate the dose.


In any system where drugs are illegal, a safe supply can never be expected nor guaranteed making drug use inherently risky. The mentioned doses below are based on information available to HRVic at the time of print and we can NOT give any guarantee of safety as the effects of these doses can vary greatly from one person to another.

Buccal (in cheek) & Sublingual (under tongue)
Light: 200 – 500 μg
Common: 500 – 800 μg
Strong: 700 – 1000 μg

Buccal & Sublingual 
Light: 100 – 300 μg
Common: 350– 500 μg
Strong: 500-700 μg

Buccal & Sublingual
Light: 100-300 μg
Common: 300-800 μg
Strong: 800+ μg

Paper Blotters typically range in concentration from 500 μg to 1500 μg. There can and will be a bit of variation in their content and you can’t necessarily trust the dosing a seller recommends. As such, this is not a drug where more than one blotter should ever be taken. 

To look up other NBOMe doses we recommend that you do your own research and talk to peers who are experienced with it.
See our resources at the end for places to look.

NBOMes are very potent. Only a small amount is needed to have an effect. This is not a psychedelic for the rookie.

Exceeding 1500 micrograms of any NBOMe type can lead to death.

NBOMes can come in the form of blotting paper (like LSD) with images & logos printed on them, a clear liquid, white powder or in caps or tablet/pill form.



How It Looks


The following is a list of possible effects, which may vary from person to person.

Please note:

The likelihood of negative side effects increases with higher doses.


  • Strong open/closed eye visuals, including trails, color shifts, brightening, etc.

  • Mood lift

  • Euphoria

  • Mental and physical stimulation

  • Increase in associative & creative thinking

  • Increased awareness & appreciation of music

  • Life-changing spiritual experiences

  • Erotic, sexual thoughts and sensations

  • Feelings of love and empathy


  • General change in consciousness

  • Pupil dilation

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Unusual body sensations (facial flushing, chills, goosebumps, body energy)

  • Change in perception of time, time dilation

  • Slight increase in heart rate

  • Yawning


  • Confusion

  • Looping

  • Scrambled communication

  • Nausea

  • Vasoconstriction

  • Insomnia

  • Looping, recursive, out of control thinking

  • Paranoia, fear, and panic, agitation

  • Unwanted and overwhelming feelings

  • Unwanted life-changing spiritual experiences

  • Seizures

  • Hypothermia

  • Organ failure

  • Death