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Legal Highs discussed on The Naked Scientist

What are legal highs, and how do scientists, doctors and law-makers keep up with new drugs entering the market?

In this week’s episode of Naked Scientist, Dr. John Ramsey discusses legal highs and how chemical analysis can be used to help decide their legality. Dr. Colin Davidson discusses what legal highs do to the pleasure and addiction zones in our brain while Professor David Nutt talks about the legislation blocking research into magic mushrooms as a potential treatment for depression. Click here to listen.

Posted on 03/05/2013

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