Druglink / DrugWatch factsheet 2012 – PMA / PMMA

PMMA (paramethoxymethylamphetamine) is a Class A stimulant and psychedelic drug. It is structurally similar to methamphetamine and paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA). PMA
was created in Canada in 1973 and after being linked to several deaths in Canada and U.S.A seemed to disappear from use until the 1990’s. Since it has returned, it has been linked to further deaths in Australia and Canada. PMMA is unlikely to be deliberately used recreationally due to toxicity reports, but it is more common for it to be sold as ecstasy or as an ecstasy substitute. As such, its appearance and using patterns are likely to be similar to that of ecstasy tablets. It is however possible to find PMMA in crystalline powder form with reported colour variants of beige, white, yellow or pink.

Factsheet – PMA / PMMA (PDF)