Warning over ‘legal high’
Mar 25 2010 by Joanne Douglas, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A DEBATE has begun on whether or not a so-called party drug which is thought to have claimed the lives five people should be reclassified.
And it’s about time too because earlier this week the ‘legal high’ mephedrone is said to have led to the death of a 24-year-old from North Yorkshire.
Known as MCAT, meow or bubble, the legal drug can be bought for as little as £15 a gram.
It’s something a Mirfield teenager has admitted to taking and he’s described how much it affected his life.
From depression and mood swings to losing his job, he says it had a major impact on his life and has warned others against taking what is legally sold as a plant fertiliser.
There have been calls for it to be classified as a Class B drug and it’s something the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs is rightly considering as a priority.
The full facts over its safety need to be established and made known so people know the full risks some appear willing to take.