Legal highs evade being banned as scientists run out of cash to test them

Funding cuts mean crime networks can flood Britain with new drugs
The Observer (UK)
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scientists studying Britain's rapidly increasing number of synthetic recreational drugs are struggling to assess the risks they pose because money for testing is being cut. Legal highs are flourishing as their manufacturers seek to stay ahead of drug classification laws by tweaking the chemical composition of their legal products to replicate the effects of illegal ones.