Psychoactive Substances Act

SPICE

The Story of Spice, the Street Drug That's Not Going Away

It had humble beginnings, but the formerly legal high is now a runaway threat wreaking havoc on Britain's streets and prisons.
Mark Wilding
5.4.17
Drugs

The Psychoactive Substances Act Is Mostly Helping London Police Arrest NOS Sellers

Data obtained by VICE under the Freedom of Information Act revealed that 71 percent of arrests since the bill came in were for nitrous oxide offences.
Jack Harry
1.23.17
politics

A Nice Reminder of All the Times Politicians Just Completely Ignored the Experts This Year

Because why bother listening to people who are professionally more knowledgeable than you?
Simon Doherty
12.31.16
Drugs

2016 Was the Year the Tabloids Won the War on Drugs

A new bill banning any and all "psychoactive substances" was the direct result of a moral panic started by the red tops.
Kevin EG Perry
12.26.16
politics

All the Things MPs Tried to Ban in 2016

NOS, kinky porn, Donald Trump – it's been a bumper year in politics.
Gav Haynes
12.20.16
News

How the Psychoactive Substances Act Has Affected the UK's Drug Landscape

The stats are in about what the bill has achieved.
Mac Hackett
8.26.16
Festivals

Will Anyone Actually Bother to Enforce the Laughing Gas Ban?

Now that NoS has officially been banned, will this be the summer it starts to disappear from the streets?
Angus Harrison
6.8.16
News

Police Proudly Tweeted They Had Seized a Load of Poppers, Then Had to Return Them When They Realised They're Actually Legal

Lol.
Mac Hackett
5.27.16
News

We Went On the Last Ever Delivery Run with Some of London's Legal High Salesmen

From today, legal highs are no longer legal. We spent the night with some salesmen and users to get their take on what comes next.
Michael Segalov
5.26.16
Narcomania

How Legal Highs Changed During My 25 Years of Selling Them

An interview with the man who owned the UK's biggest legal high wholesale business.
Max Daly
5.26.16
Stuff

Ketamine, Mushrooms and Mephedrone: What Happened When Drugs Were Banned in the UK

With the British government intending to ban every "psychoactive substance" they can think of, we looked back to see if banning a drug actually stops anyone from using it.
Nick Chester
5.3.16
Stuff

The Sloppy Legal Highs Ban Proves the Government Is Terrible at Drugs

Amid more setbacks to the Psychoactive Substances Act, it's becoming clearer and clearer that the British government cannot grasp how to deal with drugs.
Jamie Clifton
3.30.16