LEGAL HIGHS

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​The UK Has Banned Drugs That Don’t Even Exist Yet

Scientists and policy experts have raised concerns about the UK government’s broad ban on “psychoactive substances.”
Victoria Turk
5.26.16
Drugs

Researchers Are Gathering Pee From Nightclub Toilets to Track Drug Use

Collecting wastewater direct from the source can help researchers identify the latest new psychoactive substances.
Gian Volpicelli
3.25.16
uk

Silk Road 'Legal Highs' Vendor Sentenced for Selling Crack, Meth

PlutoPete, real name Peter Ward, previously said that everything he sold was legal.
Joseph Cox
3.1.16
uk

Why Transhumanists Are Angry About the UK’s New Drug Law

The UK Transhumanist Party calls for nootropics, or "smart drugs," to be exempted from an upcoming ban on psychoactive substances.
Gian Volpicelli
2.8.16
uk

Surprise: Now-Illegal 'Legal Highs' Are Widely Available on the Dark Web

As governments crack down on "new psychoactive substances," their presence on the dark web is inevitable.
Joseph Cox
10.2.15
Drugs

Designer Drug Users Could Stumble onto Cures for Mental Disorders

People are already willingly experimenting on themselves—the drug industry should harness that research and see if they're on to something.
Jason Koebler
11.12.14
Drugs

The Internet Turned Kratom, a Medical Plant, Into an Oxy-Adderall Lovechild

An increasingly vocal online community of users say the ground-up plant is a valuable natural painkiller. But is it next in a line of sketchy legal highs?
Steven Melendez
4.3.14
Motherboard Blog

It's Really Easy to Create Your Very Own Legal High

Like really, really easy.
Brian Anderson
10.31.13