Legal Highs

'Serious Side-Effects' Hit V Festival Revellers Who Took 'Blue Ghost' Drug

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK

Three festivalgoers have been treated for "serious side-effects" after taking a tablet they believed to be a class A drug. Emergency crews were cal...

Experts Can't Keep Up With The Boom In Legal Highs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

The number of legal highs, which are outside international control, is growing at an "unprecedented" rate, with almost 350 new designer drugs identifi...

Music Festivals Ban Sale Of Legal Highs

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK

A group of more than 20 music festivals has banned the sale of "legal highs" and will take part in a "digital blackout" on Monday to highlight the dan...

The Number Of Legal High Deaths May Not Be As High As Reported

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

The number of deaths from legal highs could be lower than what has been reported it has been claimed. Two reports detailing the rises in the number...

Fears That EU Drugs Crackdown Will Spawn Dangerous Legal Highs

PA | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

Britain will not sign up to European drugs laws which hamper the Government's ability to crack down on "legal highs", a Home Office minister has said....

Three Students Hospitalised After Using Car Cleaner Chemical As A Drug

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Three students are in intensive care after taking a chemical, used for cleaning car alloys and dubbed a "coma in a bottle", as a legal high. A man ...

Legal High Deaths Surge In UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Deaths linked to so-called legal highs in the UK have surged, according to a troubling new report. The number of cases in which novel psychoactive sub...

'Send Us Your Drugs'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

The Welsh Government has set up a website to test legal highs. People will be able to send substances anonymously to the site, where they will be a...

Ministers Opt Out Of EU Legal High Plans

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ministers have refused to sign the UK up to European legislation for tackling legal highs. European Commission proposals for a regulation and direc...

'I Want To Kiss You, I Want To F**k You': Train Passenger Who Tried To Have Sex With Drinks Trolley

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A train passenger who simulated sex with an on-board drinks trolley whilst claiming to be under the influence of alcohol and a legal high has been ord...

Asa Bennett

Guess How Many Drugs Police Seized In Parliament?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Police have seized drugs just once in the last year on the Parliamentary estate after someone was caught in possession of cannabis, a Freedom of Infor...

UK Should Follow New Zealand In Dealing With Legal Highs 'Epidemic'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Government and police are failing to get to grips with an "epidemic" of so-called legal highs and an overhaul of legislation is needed, a cross-pa...

Could Legal Highs Be Regulated?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Legal highs could be regulated, with producers and sellers forced to gain licences to sell the psychoactive substances, under a new review to be under...

Should 'Legal High' NBOMe Be Banned Permanently?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A former "legal high" should be banned permanently as a class A substance, the Government's official drug advisers have said, meaning dealers could fa...

Has The Recession Driven People To Take Legal Highs?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recession could have driven more people to legal highs to "help them through", drug experts have warned. Speaking to the Huffing...

'Chemistry Outstripping The Law'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The law is failing to hold back the growing tide of dangerous 'legal' highs, drug experts have warned. Untested substances mimicking banned drugs a...

Legal Highs, Jesus and I

Katie Winrow | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK
Katie Winrow

Now you might wonder why a seemingly sane and rational person suddenly began to believe that they were the saviour of all mankind. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the story began on a park bench with a packet of legal highs.

Asa Bennett

How Britain Got Hooked On Legal Highs

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

The legal highs industry has been steadily growing in Britain, with the number of shops estimated to be over 250, while the country is seen as an 'int...

'Sadly An Experimentation Gone Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A coroner has warned of the dangers of so-called "legal highs" after a teenager died from taking a substance which was marked "not for human consumpti...

Hands Off Britain's Legal Highs, Lords Tell EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics

European officials should rethink proposals to seize power from the individual countries like the United Kingdom to regulate and ban legal highs, peer...

Would ‘Consumption Rooms' For Drug Addicts Reduce Crime?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Addicts should have access to drug "consumption rooms" where they could inject heroin legally, a police crime commissioner has said. The facilities...

Charlotte Meredith

Britain's Breaking Bad – Very, Very Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

Krokodil has already hit headlines for being "the most horrible drug in the world." Branded "cannibal heroin" for literally rotting users from the...

24 hours in Bucharest

Michel Kazatchkine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Michel Kazatchkine

After my meetings with government officials I'm of the view that the HIV/AIDS scenario in Romania and countries that find themselves in a similar funding situation will not change in the coming months or indeed, years...

Man Dies Moments After Smoking Legal High

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A man has died moments after smoking a legal "herbal incense" called Psyclone. Greater Manchester Police have issued a warning over the product, w...

Should Drugs Be Made Legal?

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

A top police officer has sensationally called for hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin to be legalised. Durham chief constable Mike Barton claimed...