I think that headline might be a little misleading. Then again, after being fired by the government for telling the truth maybe the guy really does just wanna kick back and trip the light fantastic.
A friend was telling me about mephedrone the other day. I of course told him that drugs were bad, that they are always bad, and that there was no in between. All drugs are the same! They are evil and dangerous and turn 3 year olds into face-gnawing pederast fodder!
Oh, except for alcohol. But that’s not really a drug. All those mind-alterting pharmacuticals the doctor gives you so you can stand another day in your soul destroying job without flipping out and murdering your boss and co-workers? They’re okay. Those are the good drugs.
What’s that? There are positive results to be ascertained from drugs? Liberal Conspiritor I dub thee! Get thee to a nunnery!
Last month at a Lancaster nightclub, seven people were arrested for possession of a drug, even though the policeman leading the arrest team made it clear that the drug was not illegal. This was not the first time the police had exhibited such behaviour in relation to this drug, so what is leading to this apparently irrational police behaviour? The drug in question is mephedrone [not to be confused with the opioid substitute treatment methadone], a synthetic stimulant drug that is relatively new on the UK drug scene although it has been popular in Israel for a number of years.
Mephedrone is one of a number of so-called “legal highs” – these are drugs that users find pleasurable but which are not yet illegal, and indeed may never be. Mephedrone goes under various trade names such as “meow meow”, “plant food” and “bubbles”, terms derived from its chemical structure, commercial uses and subjective effects respectively. It is readily available from “head shops” and is popular with university students and other groups of clubbers. Its pharmacology is hardly studied but it is chemically related to the amphetamines. Users describe effects that suggest its actions are between those of amphetamine (speed) and MDMA (ecstasy); it activates, energises and makes them feel good but is relatively short-lasting.
Read more of the latest threat to your children, society, indeed the very fabric of reality and the cosmos over at 23narchy in the UK
and there’s more of me talking about this, but with a serious tone, here