There a some chemicals which create same impacts to drugs like cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy and these chemical are called new psychotropic substances or 'legal highs' in street terms.
Albeit some of these purported 'lawful highs' have been legitimate previously, many are at present unlawful. And it's necessary to understand that when the Psychoactive Substances Act comes into action in spring 2016, none of these drugs will be lawful to produce, deliver, or import (even for personal use) for human consumption. Even though the term new psychoactive substances may sound awkward, it's more precise compared to legal highs. You'll still find people discussing legal highs, and just because it's a widely understood term, you might still find it used on this web. This does not mean that these psychoactive substances are legal.
The knowledge on majority of the drugs is scarce which has hindered knowing exactly how they affect people, their potential strength or what they will result to when consumed with alcohol or other substances 'You may find the ingredients listed on the package but can't be certain that they accurately describe what's inside. In case an attempt was made to experience these legal highs, you can't be certain if what will be given to you is the exact thing or if it even gives the effects it is supposed to provide. Most NPS sell with different brand names such as 'Mary Jane', 'Clockwork Orange', 'Bliss' and several have been associated with poisoning, emergency cases needing admissions to hospitals and, in some instances death cases.
How Psychoactive Substances Affect Leeds Based Users
The effects of these substances can be categorised into four main groups.
Each category will contain drugs that produce the same effects but the strengths and effects of the drugs will be significantly different for each.
Stimulants In Leeds
These are energy-enhancing drugs e.g. mephedrone and naphyrone, and are designed to have similar effects to those of cocaine and ecstasy.
Sedatives And Downers In Leeds
(like GBH/GBL, methoxetamine) act comparably to benzodiazepines (drugs like diazepam or Valium), or GHB/GBL, in that they can make you feel euphoric, casual or drowsy.
(like NBOMe drugs)act like LSD, shrooms, ketamine and methoxetamine.
These drugs can initiate sentiments of happiness, warmth, illumination and isolates the user from the world around you and it also creates perceptions like you fantasize (seeing as well as listening to things that aren't there).
Synthetic Cannabinoids In Leeds
(such as Black Mamba or Spice): act like cannabis.
The effects of these are similar to cannabis intoxication: disinhibition, altered consciousness, relaxation, a state of being energized and euphoria.