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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
Narcomania

Two New Reports Have Revealed Just How Bad Britain's Prison Drug Problem Has Got

The government has described the synthetic weed Spice as "the most serious threat to the safety and security of the prison system", and it's not wrong.
Max Daly
12.8.16
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
Narcomania

Britain's Synthetic Weed Problem Is Only Getting Worse

Days after a study suggested synthetic cannabis can be as physically addictive as heroin, we met some users who stuck in the throes of addiction.
Max Daly
5.12.16
Stuff

How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison

Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.
Nick Chester
5.8.16
News

This Is the Last Day You'll Be Able to Buy Legal Highs

The Home Office has finally announced when it's going to start enforcing its blanket ban.
Mac Hackett
5.6.16
Stuff

Inmates Talk About Whether Synthetic Cannabis Is Fucking Everyone Up In Prisons

According to the Chief Inspector of Prisons, spice is having a "devastating impact" on inmates, so we asked them to tell us what they've seen.
Anonymous
5.5.16
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
Narcomania

How the Government's Legal High Ban Will Directly Harm Users and Help Dealers

Two case studies in different areas of the UK demonstrate that a blanket ban on all psychoactive substances isn't going to have nearly the kind of effect the Home Office believes it will.
Max Daly
1.25.16
THE WORST DRUG IN THE WORLD

How My Spice Addiction Might Be Responsible for My Bizarre, Unexplained Sickness

I started smoking synthetic cannabis after the real stuff stopped doing it for me. Four years later, I'm suffering from a weird, white blood cell-related illness supposedly triggered by certain cannabinoids.
Bill Morris
8.18.15
Narcomania

A Guide to Spice: The Drug That's Putting British Students in Hospital

Everything you need to know about "robot weed", the UK's new nightmare drug.
Max Daly
5.22.15
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