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Coming down on legal highs

The proliferation of ‘head shops’ – outlets where herbal mix drugs are sold – around the country is something that has slipped under the radar of the general public. However, even though their products are fully legal, tests on head shops’ products h

17th October, 2009

Dr Alexander Shulgin is a busy 83year-old. The psychopharmacologist and creator of more than 300 psychedelic compounds, including ecstasy (MDMA), is documenting his life’s work for a forthcoming book. ‘‘I love making new things, publishing the details to let other people do what they wish,” says Shulgin, speaking from his home near Berkeley in California.

‘‘You’ve heard of the Merck index? This is what I call the psychedelic index. It outlines...

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