legal high


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legal high

n
(Recreational Drugs) any substance not prohibited by law that produces an altered state of consciousness
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Poppers, a liquid legal high with psychoactive effects, have been linked to retinal damage in new research published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology.
POLICE have issued a warning to 'legal high' menaces following the landmark conviction of a Tyneside dealer.
It's quite clear that synthetic cannabinoids are extremely dangerous drugs to use, in spite of the fact it's given the term of legal high."
Work has included undercover police test purchase operations, the execution of search warrants, legal high seizures and community protection notice warnings being given from the local authority to businesses thought to be selling the substances.
Chief Insp Simon Inglis, West Midland Police's force lead on NPS, added: "The term 'legal high' is incredibly misleading and lures people into thinking the substances they consume are safe.
A PUPIL at one of Britain's top schools was rushed to hospital suspected of taking a legal high.
Crews were turning up to jobs unaware they were dealing with a legal high - and had to rely on one of the patient's friends "fessing up".
AMOTHER whose daughter was hospitalised after taking a legal high is launching a petition against the sale of the over-the-counter drugs.
The survey, by The Student Room website, found one in three people aged 16-24 have tried a legal high - even though three in four said they thought the drugs were just as dangerous as heroin or cocaine.
Summary: The party drug naphyrone will lose its legal high status when it is banned and made a class B drug.
Acting Inspector Stuart Malcolm, of Stockton Police, is cautious about labelling the substance, but pointed out Benzylpiperazine, or BZP, a legal high, was made illegal in December.