It seems that once one drug is banned, another comes along to take its place. The latest “legal high” comes from 4-MMC and psychiatrists are urging the government to ban its use. Apparently, it is already banned in several countries, but the UK is lagging. The government advisers are aware of the drug and will be discussing it next month.
Psychiatrists warn that the drug is addictive and can cause hallucinations, agitation, and psychosis. The drug is snorted and has similar effects to ecstasy, imbuing the user with a sense of confidence and euphoria. Because it is currently “legal”, it is attractive to young people, who are buying the drugs on the internet.
Internet sales will be difficult to regulate, but at least, if they do make it illegal, it may scare people from buying it. After all, there should be caution with buying any drug from the internet, legal or not, as these drugs may be tampered with.
Unfortunately, once this drug is taken off the market, something new will come along, if not already out there and we are just not aware of it.