Och hur jag fyra år senare fått en märklig sjukdom som kan ha orsakats av cannabinoider.
A study released today reveals a load of new unexpected narcotics trends throughout the UK.
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On Tuesday, New York City's mayor signed three laws aimed at the worst drug in the world, and a new TV ad campaign discourages anyone from messing with it.
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.
In 'Spice Boys', VICE reporter Ben Ferguson travels to Manchester to meet some users who have become addicted to over-the-counter substances.
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He thinks you're better off taking mushrooms.