Items tagged with legal highs

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Expert Seminar on Herbal Stimulants and Legal Highs [30.10.2011] A grey area has emerged between what is legal and what is not as states struggle with how to respond to the many new synthetic compounds emerging ont ...
'Legal highs' [21.10.2011] This paper aims to set out some of the policy and public health issues raised by the appearance of a wide range of emergent psychoactive substances o ...
Scientist's research produces a dangerous high [28.09.2011] John W. Huffman, a professor of organic chemistry, unwittingly contributed to the spread of "designer marijuana" so potent that the Drug Enforcement ...
'Legal highs' prevalence makes ban policy 'ridiculous' [03.09.2011] New "legal highs" are being discovered at the rate of one a week, outstripping attempts to control their availability and exposing what some experts ...
A mystery partly solved: How the ‘club drug’ ketamine lifts depression so quickly [14.06.2011] A new study sheds light on why the anesthetic and “club drug” ketamine can relieve depression rapidly — in hours, instead of weeks or months. The fin ...
Taking Drugs Seriously [17.05.2011] Since first coming to public prominence at the end of 2009, legal highs have posed a major challenge to existing legal and legislative structures des ...
Legal high battle shows need for drugs policy rethink [16.05.2011] The Demos/UKDPC report Taking Drugs Seriously published today sets out clearly how legal highs have exposed the ancient Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA ...
Drug laws and bans on legal highs 'do more harm than good' [14.05.2011] The UK's "outdated" drug laws could be doing more harm than good and are failing to recognise that banning some "legal highs" may have negative conse ...
Options for regulating new psychoactive drugs [01.05.2011] This paper is intended to provide the basis for a discussion of policy options in dealing with new psychoactive substances that show signs of popular ...
Mephedrone: still available and twice the price [05.11.2010] Findings suggest that classification of mephedrone has had a limited effect on controlling its availability and use. Before the introduction of the l ...
Mephedrone found not guilty, but the next legal high may be a killer [06.08.2010] The mephedrone scare started at the end of 2009 when newspapers and the BBC reported that Gabrielle Price, a 14-year-old girl from Brighton, had died ...
Mephedrone: the class D solution [17.03.2010] The deaths of two young men in Scunthorpe last Monday that have been linked to the new "legal high" mephedrone (colloquially known as plant food, meo ...
Legal Responses to New Psychoactive Substances in Europe [19.02.2009] This paper starts from the premise that, when a new psychoactive substance appears on the licit/illicit market in a country in Europe, legislators ne ...

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