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2013-12-02 12:25:42

LONDON, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Angelus, UK's leading legal highs charity, has welcomed this evening's debate on controls on headshops as, "achingly over due." Clause (56NA) in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Police Bill proposed by the Opposition would have the effect of targeting the sale of "synthetic, psychoactive and intoxicating substances" commonly known as legal highs. It expected the Government will oppose the proposed law. The new law...

2013-10-16 20:22:54

LONDON, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angelus Foundation welcomes the broadcast of the ITV Tonight programme 'Dying to get High' on Thursday 17 October, highlighting the horrors the epidemic of legal highs presents to families throughout the UK. This expose will leave parents under no illusion that their young are in serious danger of being robbed of their mental wellbeing; and potentially even their lives. Experimenting with legal highs has, in many places,...

2013-07-25 16:23:25

LONDON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crime Survey (for England and Wales) released today shows a "worrying trend" from illegal to legal drugs, says legal highs charity, Angelus. Although the fall in the use of drugs like cocaine and ecstasy are welcome, there have been dramatic rises in the use of legal drugs such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and salvia (a powerful hallucinogenic herb). The Angelus Foundation website says, "The major risk of harm from N2O...

2013-05-07 16:29:30

LONDON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Founder of the drugs charity, Angelus, Maryon Stewart, described the Home Office as "delinquent" in sponsoring a legal high supplier's e-petition. The Home Office have discretion to reject any e-petition under various conditions but chose to sponsor one by UK Skunkworks. The company in question, UK Skunkworks, is the largest supplier of legal psychoactive drugs in southern Britain with 15 shops. It sells products with known harms such...

2013-02-27 16:27:06

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada is warning consumers about the risks associated with "synthetic marihuana" products sold in Canada, which are typically products containing plant material that has been sprayed or coated with synthetic cannabinoids. These products are often marketed as "smokeable herbal incense", "exotic herbal incense", "legal highs" or as alternatives to marihuana, and are believed to be smoked by consumers for their cannabis-like effects,...

2012-01-18 15:04:56

Since mephedrone was made illegal in the UK in 2010, the street price of the drug has risen while the quality has degraded, which in turn may have reduced use of the drug. New research published online today reveals that young people who continued to use mephedrone after it became illegal would switch to a new legal high if it were pure and rated highly by their friends or on the Internet. They would be less deterred by a lack of scientific research on the new drug. Mephedrone is a...

2011-10-13 18:33:05

Urgently needed tests which could help identify the manufacturers of designer 'legal high' drugs are being developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The drugs, known by names such as 'ivory wave' and NRG-1" and sold labelled as bath salts, plant food and incense, mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as amphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. Although these so-called 'designer drugs' can be dangerous, many have not yet been made illegal and are difficult to detect...

2010-10-04 18:27:46

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed one of the first studies of mephedrone use in Northern Ireland since the drug was outlawed earlier this year Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have completed one of the first studies of mephedrone use in Northern Ireland since the drug was outlawed earlier this year. They found that the ban did not deter those mephedrone users surveyed from taking the substance. Interviews with 23 mephedrone users were completed during a...

2010-07-07 13:23:47

Letter: The confusing case of NRG-1 Since the recent ban on mephedrone, many so-called "legal substitutes" available on the internet are in fact banned cathinones (chemically related to amphetamines) and just as risky, warn experts in a letter to this week's BMJ. One such product is Energy 1 (NRG-1), also advertised as naphyrone (naphthylpyrovalerone, O-2482), write Simon Brandt and colleagues. These products are offered as legal substitutes for the recently criminalised "legal highs," the...


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2005-07-12 18:32:21

Datura wrightii (a poisonous weed) is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is commonly called Sacred Datura. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant, or an anticholinergic. In the US it is, however, called Western Jimson Weed.

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