Ask Erowid

Ask a Question

Find an answer:

View By Category

Search Ask Erowid
Search Vaults

Enter a keyword in the search field above to look up a question or answer on a specific topic.

Off-Site Psychoactive Question Resources
  Ask Dr Shulgin

Resources at Erowid
  Plants & Drugs
  Freedom & Law
  Mind & Spirit
  Arts & Sciences
  Library / Bookstore
  What's New
  About Erowid
What is glass?
Q: In the past year, I have been hearing a lot of talk about a substance with the street name 'glass'. It is extremely popular among people I meet at Midwest parties (Chicago, Minneapolis, Madison). I try to stay away from this class of substances, but nevertheless I am curious about what exactly my friends are railing up their nostrils. From what I have been able to discern from secondhand information, it is some variety of amphetamine or methamphetamine only much stronger. Do you know what this compound is?

A: Glass is almost always used as a slang term for Methamphetamine. Some people are under the impression that it is some related but stronger drug. Other people claim that it is a purer form of methamphetamine. While the term may have started as a description of particularly pure (very crystaline) Methamphetamine, it has quickly changed to mean any methamphetamine.

This is a common trend with slang terms. A term is created to describe ultra-pure or extra-strong material, but then everyone begins using the term to describe their material in order to give the impression that it is good quality when, in reality, it is no different from the average material on the market.

High quality meth can often be distinguished by the appearance of the crystals, when examined very closely. Larger crystals of a consistent size and color can be an indicator of higher quality. A name such as 'glass' means nothing.

Asked By : sweepstakes
Answered By : murple
Published Date : 1 / 8 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 1 / 8 / 2001
Question ID : 1593

Categories: [ Slang ] [ Methamphetamine ] [ Amphetamines ]

Ask Erowid v1.7 - Jul, 2005

(content and html © the Vaults of Erowid. Please ask permission before publicly reproducing.)