Thursday, May 7, 2009

Herbal highs discussed in UK Newspaper

Here is an article published in The Guardian discussing a potential UK ban for Spice Gold. In the US, Spice Gold has already been banned de facto because its contents are presumed to be illegal under the Federal Analog Act. The UK does not have a similar law and it appears that they are considering a ban of Spice itself. This seems like a very odd approach compared to banning the constitutent ingredient, JWH-018. The list of substances at the end of the blog, "plant products such as Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Kava and Kratom, unusual stimulants, ecstasy-style drugs such as BZP," also reeks of shoddy journalism by classifying dissimilar substances together. In the USA at least, Kava is a registered supplement. You can buy it at Whole Foods.