New Tropical Island - Part 3: The Search
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New Tropical Island - The story so far...
Part 3 - The Search
Kelvin - The Techie
“Hi, Kelvin! How are things?” Rain greeted him with a smile. “This is my friend Sky.”
“Nice to meet you Sky,” he responded a little nervous, his face a little pink.
“Mr. Barrister sent me to talk to you about some technical information in regard to nootropics. By the way, I love your office!”
“Thanks. How may I be of service to you?” he asked, this time a little less bashful and straight to the point.
I gave him the spiel about what I was doing on the island and what my plan was.
“So my question is, well to the start anyway, how can I find out each country’s rules on traveling with nootropics?”
“Right ok,” Kelvin said as he sat down his stack of books and adjusted his reading glasses.”
“Have you ever heard of Noogle?” he asked.
I shook my head no.
“Noogle is a search engine on the World Wide Web that we use to find information. You can find anything you want to know there, you just have to know how to ask in some cases.”
“Well, yeah, and it works like this…”
First, you have to know the proper terms to use while trying to find the local substance schedules. Oftentimes the government agencies that regulate don’t call them nootropics. Instead, they refer to them as “substances”, “supplements”, “dietary substances”, “health products”, “natural health products”,“medicines”, “drugs”, and/or “over-the-counter drugs”.
“Mr. Barrister explained to you the difference between 100% natural, semi-synthetic, and synthetic correct?”
“Yes he did,” I contested.
Ok, to begin your search for the regulatory agency that allows, approves, and controls the activities of these substances within a particular country you will want to go to Noogle and type:
“Drug Regulation <country> and/or “Supplement Regulation <country>
Noogle should then give you articles or direct links to that country’s official site. With the articles that you get from the search results, you should be able to find the local system that categorizes the substances and their legality. Just about all herbal substances are internationally legal, some substances will be more regulated than others, and some are only able to be possessed with a doctor’s prescription.
If you want to order material on the World Wide Web and have it imported for your personal use you can do the following:
Go to Noogle and search:
“Personal import of <Nootropic Legal Category>” and/or “Buy <Nootropic Legal Category> online for personal use”
Remember that you might have to substitute some of the synonyms that I mentioned before.
Also, you need to be specific in saying “for personal use” because reselling these substances is more strictly regulated. Generally speaking, most countries allow you to purchase and import up to a 90-day supply without a hassle.
If you have already purchased nootropics and want to travel with them, you can go through the steps that I already mentioned, but there are a few more that you can still take just to be sure.
Most airports and border control checkpoints have guides for these substances as well. To find these guides you can consult Noogle.
“Bring supplements on airplane <Country>”, and once you’ve figured out the relevant authority you will want to search: “Bring supplements on airplane <Authority>”
Totally amazed by how easy it seemed I then asked Kelvin, “What if I can’t find a specific item on any of these lists or guides?”
“In that case, you will want to contact them directly. This may be the best idea anyway as rules, laws, regulations, etc are always changing. You don’t want to unintentionally break the law or have to discard your nootropics in an airport security garbage can.”
“Another good tip,” Kelvin continued, “If you buy material in powder form to cap it yourself, this might look very suspicious to authorities. You might get searched and questioned beyond reason and possibly miss your flight. If you do have it already capped, you will want to put them in a proper bottle. Keep them in your carry-on so that you can explain what it is if questioned.”
“Kelvin, this has all been so very helpful! Thank you so much! I’m sure I will have more questions later but for now, you’ve been amazing!”
“If you want to know more about the history of nootropics you can go speak to Mr. Woo,” he added.
"The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won't start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won't start a social network company. If you are copying these people, you are not learning from them." - Peter Thiel
** Nootropics are not meant to cure nor treat any disease. The New Tropical team are not doctors nor physicians and give no medical advice. If you have concerns please consult a real doctor or physician. The storyline and characters are fictional. Factual information is cited and as far as we know accurate.*
ADDITIONALLY, “The contents herein are not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. While we have done our best to be as accurate as possible in the information we convey to you about the legality of nootropics, there is a risk for inaccuracies and errors. If you’re uncertain about the legality of your actions, contact a legal adviser or your local authorities governing the legality of various substances you may want to use/import/travel with, etc.”