Bridgwater, Somerset (UK) – Inside Out, a BBC programme, launched a legal high investigation that put Buzzin, a legal high seller, on spotlight.
A BBC undercover researcher ordered legal highs, including a product with substances associated with recent deaths in the UK, over the phone and paid cash on delivery.
The programme secretly filmed her while ordering the products, which were delivered by car. She had the legal highs collected from the car’s driver (company representative), in a Taunton street and was paid £80. The driver told her about a popular product and also revealed which one he liked.
When the undercover researcher asked how long these legal highs would kick in, the driver said that the same weren’t for human consumption.
Based on Trading Standards, it’s illegal to sell these drugs for human consumption/inhalation. The seller shouldn’t have sold these products, as the buyer deliberately implied consumption with company.
But when representatives from BBC approached Buzzin for comments, the latter asked them to leave.
What are legal highs? According to Know the Score, these are substances (mixed to become products) designed to mimic or produce similar effects for using illegal drugs, including ecstasy and cocaine, but are not banned by and not under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Legal highs shouldn’t be sold for human use, but only as research chemicals, bath salts or plant food (*commonly advertised “not for human consumption” to get round existing laws).
In most cases, legal highs, although producing the same effects as illegal drugs, are legal to possess and use in the UK, in most US states and in other parts of the world.
In December 2014, Hush, a legal high shop in Taunton, was closed temporarily after police officers implemented new anti-social behavior legislation.
News Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-31987663