More than 280 'legal highs' now on European drug experts' radar

EU drug agency report says falling use of cannabis and cocaine in Europe is being offset by relentless supply of new substances
The Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Legal highs" and other new psychoactive synthetic drugs represent a fundamental shift in the market in illicit drug, according to the 2013 annual survey in drug trends by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). The EU's drug agency says 73 have become available across Europe, and adds that there is now a firmly established thriving legal highs business with low risks and high profits operating through more than 690 online sites and specialised head shops.