Spice users playing ‘Russian roulette’
Scientists who’ve been testing samples of the synthetic drug spice, following an epidemic of use in Manchester, say those taking it are playing “Russian roulette”.
Risha Lancaster, who runs Coffee4Craig; a charity which supports homeless people in Manchester, and former Liberal Democrat MP and Home Office minister Norman Baker, who helped draft the legislation that led to spice becoming an illegal drug.
Spice turning users into zombie-like state
The hallucinogenic and highly addictive drug spice is causing chaos in Britain’s prisons and turning its users into a zombie-like state in city centres around the country. In Manchester, in particular, the problem is said to have reached epidemic proportions.
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