LEGAL HIGHS

LEGAL HIGHS

'Breath Therapy' Gave Me the Best High of My Life

Heavy breathing to a techno beat can be like tripping on hallucinogenic drugs.
Anders Haubart Madsen
2.7.18
Drugs

The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust

In 2010, it was the UK's fourth favorite substance; nowadays, it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
JS Rafaeli
1.17.17
Vice Blog

I Tried All the Weird Internet Drugs Left in the UK

And spent an afternoon snorting angina medication.
Kevin EG Perry
11.25.16
High Wire

Banning Everything That Gets People High Is a Terrible Idea

What, exactly, is so wrong with getting high in 2016?
Maia Szalavitz
6.7.16
News

We Went Out with Legal High Salesmen for Their Final Delivery Run

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

​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
Narcomania

Watching the Death of the UK’s Synthetic Drug Industry with One of Its Last Distributors

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 are stuck in the throes of addiction.
Max Daly
5.12.16
Stuff

Inmates Talk About How 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

Young People in Ireland Are Taking More Psychoactive Drugs Than Anyone Else in Europe

A study released this week found that young people in Ireland are big into "new psychoactive substances." So we tried to work out why.
David Gilmour
4.8.16
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
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