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Archive for October 7th, 2008

Herbal Highs and Lows

Posted by David Bradley on October 7th, 2008

Structure of cathinoneOnce again, the BBC is reporting on herbal highs. This time, it tells us that while most legal high pills are based on a group of drugs called piperazines, of which BZP (benzyl piperazine) is the most common and will be banned in the UK under a European directive, it is cathinone, the active ingredient in the plant khat, a widely used stimulant in East Africa that is the focus of today’s news.

Herbal highs and lows banned.