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We are a family operated cooperative, established in 2019 by founding member Jack. As the company grew, despite superhuman efforts (and a trusty hand-writing robot – no joke), Jack soon realised he would no longer be able to manage the workload without extra pairs of hands.
The unfortunate thing about hands is that they generally (though not always) come attached to humans, who Jack at this point had determined to be wholly unreliable creatures. He wanted to make sure that whoever he hired had the same level of care and dedication he had for Chemical Collective and its customers. He’d poured his sweat and blood into the company and he wanted his colleagues (i.e subordinates) to do the same. What better way to ensure this than hiring his own flesh and blood? (also he realised family members will accept far below minimum wage – but this was irrelevant to his decision).
Enter Matt, Jessica, and Cookie.
Matt is our graphic designer/content creation/pugilism specialist. His expertise ranges from Photoshop, After Effects and content management to throwing a mean left hook to the body (both Jack and Cookie can attest to this).
Matt’s ability to inflict terrible violence while inside the “squared circle” is matched only by his soft and gentle nature outside of it.
He gives out hugs (much to Cookie’s chagrin) as generously as he doles out straight right hands to the temple.
When he isn’t downstairs in our home-baked gym (AKA “The Dutch Oven”) teaching Cookie the finer arts of face-punching, you’ll likely find him sweating over his latest creation in Adobe Illustrator or shadow-boxing to “Eye of the Tiger” in the middle of the stock room.
Jessica loves food. No, no. I mean, she really, really loves food.
You know how you love your own mother? Well, you don’t. Not compared to how Jessica loves her pain au chocolat. I can only hope that if I one day have a child, I look at it the same way Jessica gazes at her “pud pud” (as she calls it).
Jessica does like (note – “like”) other things; raising her two cats. Crocheting. Short bike rides (with a picnic destination). Luxury skincare. Practicing jiu jitsu. Watching anime. And reading BL manga.
On a serious note, Jessica is our customer service extraordinaire. She channels her love for food into her communication with our customers (or her “little crumpets” as she calls them) and this is evident in the care and diligence she takes in solving the problems of our community.
Cookie is a true jack of all trades (and perhaps even a master of some). His skills include (but are not limited to):
Many believe Cookie isn’t a real human and is in fact a cat. Although these accusations have not yet been disproven, we here at Chemical Collective have come to appreciate – even love – Cookie’s strange yet subtle cat like ways of showing affection for humanoids.
Cookie brought this wide range of skills and relentless work ethic with him to Chemical Collective. You can generally find him working on project development, social networking, plotting to take over the world, licking himself or staring expressionlessly into the distance.
The only thing matching Jack’s toughness and grit (and dashing good looks) is his profound and overwhelming sense of humility. Although Jack is the boss, he is also undeniably a man of the people. He knows what it’s like being down in the trenches and on the front lines of the working man. He’s watched over three episodes of HBO’s “The Wire” (he still has mild PTSD from the ordeal), which has given him an unshakeable understanding of life on the streets. It is for this reason that despite his undeniably great qualities (creativity, innovation, intellect etc), he’s still able to treat his subordinates with a level of fairness and understanding one would simply not expect from a man of his stature.
Jack also wanted me to add that any rumours of him underpaying/mistreating his employees/family members are nothing but baseless accusations and that his employees/family members are more than grateful for his generosity, which they express to him on a daily basis (as is stated in their contracts).
Chemical Collective was founded in September 2019 by Jack, who entered the RC industry somewhat accidentally. He had been working in construction during his 20s, helping build houses and manage a small community in BC, Canada in the autumn and winter months, while spending summers traveling Europe helping run a pizza restaurant/live stage in a black and white circus tent (inspired by the novel The Night Circus). It was due to his proximity to the festival circuit that he befriended many prominent members of the RC scene (why there is such a large cross-over between scientific researchers and festival-goers is still a mystery to him).
It wasn’t until mid 2019 when Jack came to the Netherlands to do some repair work on a friend’s house (with a return ticket booked two weeks later) that he saw first hand that there was a gap in the RC market for a well run, professionally maintained business that put the customer first. It seemed to him that many vendors took for granted the ease of selling RCs online and so were able to get away with business practices that simply would not fly in other industries. And so, Jack forsook his €89 EasyJet plane ticket back home to the land of fish and chips, yorkshire pudding and crumpets, and instead took up arms in the land of clogs and stroopwafels.
Initially, Jack partnered with the owner of the website ChemTheory; but it quickly became evident that their business ethics and vision were incompatible. So two months later in September 2019 he started his solo career and Chemical Collective was born.
While Jack and the rest of the team believe strongly in an individual’s right to choose what they can and cannot conduct research with, we still believe it is the responsibility of RC vendors to decide which chemicals they will sell and which they will not, since in doing so they make it possible for people to obtain said chemicals at the simple click of a button.
The general rule we stand by is that we will not sell anything we would not conduct research with ourselves. As such, we do not sell any benzodiazepines, cathinones, cannabinoids or synthetic opioids. While this rule is admittedly somewhat arbitrary, we have to draw the line somewhere (in our opinion) and so this is where we choose to draw it.
One argument against this stance is that in doing so, we force people who want to purchase these products to look to less trustworthy and reliable sources. With us (the argument goes) at least they know exactly what they’ll be getting and they can be sure of the purity and will receive a good service.
While this is indeed a powerful argument and it certainly holds merit (and abiding by it would be of significant financial benefit to us), the situation we want to avoid is that in stocking these chemicals and offering them in a “nicely presented and convenient manner”, we could potentially encourage customers who have come to our website solely to purchase chemicals such as lysergamides and tryptamines into experimenting with chemicals that have a much riskier safety profile.
We don’t hold anything against researchers who choose to experiment with these chemicals nor against vendors who choose to sell them; this is simply our personal choice when it comes to the matter.
It’s no secret that the research chemical industry isn’t exactly a bastion of high morals and ethical business practices. Stories and posts from disheartened and frustrated researchers who have been mistreated or even scammed by vendors are depressingly common. This malpractice ranges from shoddy customer service and mistreatment to poor quality/impure chemicals, mislabelled products and outright scams.
We see absolutely no reason why researchers should have to accept standards far below what they would expect in virtually any other industry. For whatever reason, RC vendors have been able to get away with an overall quality of service, presentation and usability that simply would not survive outside of this market.
Our goal with Chemical Collective is to provide a safe and professional environment for researchers to acquire high quality, third-party tested chemicals. We aim to be as honest and transparent as we can be (without jeopardizing our or our customers’ safety) and to provide as much useful information about our products as possible. Obviously, due to the nature and laws surrounding research chemicals, we can’t always provide as much precise information as we would like. For this reason we strongly recommend researchers familiarising themselves with useful resources like Reddit, Erowid and Psychonaut Wiki.
We also strongly believe that research chemicals – if used safely and responsibly – can play a positive role in peoples’ lives and their development. We don’t think anyone should be judged, condemned or ostracised for sensible experimentation with RCs. We (Jack, Matt, Jessica and Cookie) have all benefited and grown from the research we’ve conducted over the years and I’m sure none of us would be where we are today without it.
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Hello, I wanted to order something today and realised that you guys do not ship to Austria – Is that also the case if I only select things that are shipped from the czech republic? And if so, is there a chance that this restriction could change any time soon?
Hallo , bin ziemlich depressiv, bin auch schon durch die Anfangsphase . Termine bei Therapeuten sind fast nicht möglich und wenn dann dauert das sehr lange. Ich habe in Sachen Depressive fast keine Ahnung, ausser Sertralin für 2 Wochen und dann abgesetzt und jetzt Doxepin welches ich auch abgesetzt habe. Beide Medikamente bringen mich in einen dumpfen, willenlosen und benebelten Zustand wobei ich Angst davor habe sie zu nehmen und ich nicht ich selbst sein kann. Was ich gerne erleben möchte wäre ein Mittel welches mich mitnimmt in eine wunderschöne Phantasiereise wo ich mich frei und ohne Angst bewegen kann.
Ich denke das vielleicht LSD in mini Dosierung solch ein Mittel sein könnte.
Ich würde mich freuen über eine Antwort von ihnen.
Ich fand magic mushrooms irgendwie angenehmer. Vielleicht besser für den Anfang.
Depression has to settle, if you’ve had it, it’s already part of you. Just like there is no cured alcoholic (he is an abstinent alcoholic), there is no cured depression, it is a part of you. You need to find a place where you feel comfortable and start your reboot there. Nature, wild animals and self-love are the best for depression. If you like yourself, start medicating (using mind-altering substances), otherwise it’s a road to hell.
Salut a vous
J’espère que vous n’avez pas trop d’emmerdes avec le raid chez LL
Je voulais juste savoir si en l’état actuel des choses il est encore possible de vous faire des commandes et étant sure qu’elles seront envoyés et que nous resterons safe.
Bon courage a vous et que l’amour vous accompagne
Thanks for your comment 🙂 Yes, we’re operating and shipping as normal! You can place an order with us if you like – feel free to drop me an email if you have any further questions <3
Are you guys ever opening up again for communication? i recently came back around to find out that there’s no disc server to chat with you all like the ol good days. Hope u guys are doing great, always loved CC and their staff members. Regards from SA.
Thanks for your comment <3 Unfortunately the CC Discord got reported and removed 🙁 We made the sad decision to never create our own server again because it will likely be reported and deleted again. But there's good news! A lovely bunch of researchers from the previous community got together and made a neutral Discord server for like-minded people 🙂 I highly recommend it! I'll send you the link <3 Hugs, Jessica X
Moin Moin! Die Produktprobe ist eingetroffen und geprüft. Wer einen empfindlichen Magen hat, sollte sich Gedanken machen. Ansonsten ist die Wirkung gemächlich, stressfrei und insgesamt angenehm, motiviert zu keiner Aktivität, wie z.B. ausgedehnte Spaziergänge.
Nun benennt ihr die Dosis von 150µ als “Normal”. Nimmt man beide “Blotter”, so kommt man an einen Punkt, wo das Gefühl aufkommt, ab hier könnte es interessant werden. Wenn man daraus eine “sinnvolle” Dosierung abschätzt, kommt man auf ca. 500µ als enbensolche Dosis. Eure Dosierungsvorstellungen sind also recht homöopathisch… Rechnet man den Preis hoch, so kommt man auf 48,333€ ! Das ist eindeutig ein Apothekenpreis der nicht unbedingt zur Nachbestellung motiviert.
Love your state of mind guys !
I just want to share with you some books on the relation of Nature beauty, mathematics & Physics (maybe more useful for Matt’s work but I encourage every nature enthusiast to check an eye on them) : Patterns in Nature, Peter S. Stevens, Penguin Books – Art Forms in Nature: Ernst Haeckel, Dover – The Divine Proportion: A Study in Mathematical Beauty, H. E. Huntley, Dover – The Geometry of Art and Life, Matila Ghyka – Natural Art Forms: Karl Blossfeldt, Dover
SERVICIO SOBRESALIENTE , la verdad es que me ha sorprendido el servicio. el trato y la calidad de los materiales. atencion al cliente perfecta. me siento como el profesor chiflado despues de haber conocido esa pagina . Mil gracias <3 jess
You are my new heroes, thank you so much for keeping up deliveries in Germany until the last day. You are the last company standing.
Thanks for the kind words Jensen. It helps keep morale high 🙂
Jessica, You Are An Angel. 👼🏼
Love & Light,
P.S: I Love You!
You’re so sweet! 🥰
PS, lots of love! X
Hi Caramba, Chemical collective, je vous ai découvert juste avant 2022 et je vous remercie pour tout ce que vous faites. En effet étant un voyageur du cosmos depuis quelques années maintenant, j’apprécie les voyages que vous m’avez permis de vivre. Longue vie à vous. Peace and Unity. Big Love
I have to commend you on how easy you made life for all of us. I’m making a plea. Please find out a legal alternative to Valerie after the ban in Germany. Don’t leave us out here in the dark. I really don’t want to go back to the shady meth dealer.
Don’t go to a shady dealer!! 😭
Depending on *how* they ban Valerie – hopefully the lab will still be able to create a legal alternative, but nothing has been confirmed yet. <3 X
Nice to see a devoted team that’s focused on harm reduction and not offering benzos or opiates. The substances that you offer are definitely more towards the spiritual side of healing. Glad to see your existence is still possible.
Thank you for your lovely comment 🥰
Some people – and other vendors! – don’t understand our decision to not sell certain products. But that’s okay <3 X
Do you guys deliver research chems to USA ? Must know !
What are you guys the fav rc to research? Disso triptamynes notroopics? I have great belive inn dissociatives used therapeutically
Everyone is different! 😁
Mine and Jack’s favourites are dissos, while Matt’s and Cookie’s fav RC to research is probably Valerie <3 X
You are the greatest rc vendor i ever have used 100% professional and love for they customers with grate morale and ethics for what they chose to provide of rc.. this is rc for personal growth and learning and can be use therapeutic!!
Thank you SO much for your wonderful comment Thomas! <3 Your words are very kind.
Hope you have a lovely weekend X
Hello lovely loves,
my dear sister sent on your great works to me, wow!! Sooo cool.
I always believe in happy customers and it looks like you’re taking great care with yours.
Hi Aunt Becca! 😁 Thanks for your lovely comment! Your support is so appreciated <3
Hope you're well, and lots of love XX
Nice to meet you.
As a quick note: (i dont really wanna do this) but say to focus on tryptamines this could be improved on alot for the better. Theres many many more + double it offerong the freebase version aswell.
Anyways, love uour services none the less 😉
Thanks for this article and ma curiousity 🙂
You’re the best team !
We definitely need you, without you RC scene seems empty
Nice to meet you