Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Government bans "legal highs"

No surprse really, but it seems the Government has decided to schedule as illegal substances a number of previous so-called "legal highs". Basically we're talking about some of the product range of the Herbal Highs Company who anyone that has been to a festival will have heard of.

For example, Benzylpiperazine (BZP) which is found in the product Super E will be banned, along with other piperazines products such as X4 Ecstasy. The Government is concerned because they can cause "agitation, vomiting and headaches" - obviously alcohol, which can cause all those things along with liver failure is not being banned, you didn't expect consistency did you?

Strangely they've not decided to ban the equally stomach churning/vomit inducing legal trips which, rather than containing man-made LSD contain a natural D-lysergic acid amide, LSA or ergine which basically comes from Morning Glory seeds.

One thing is for sure, no matter what they ban, herbal high producers will just find something else that produces similar effects that hasn't yet been banned.

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