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By Max Daly

This ebook is a well timed and gripping research of unlawful medicinal drugs within the united kingdom. jam-packed with interesting and surprising case reports accumulated over two decades of investigative reporting, it explodes a few of the myths and misconceptions approximately drug use, and makes a compelling case for a brand new manner ahead. taking a look at the buyers, the clients, the police and the politicians, Narcomania charts how intake and markets have fragmented and adjusted during the last decade; follows the money to bare the place Britain's licit and illicit economies overlap; explains the place all the significant leisure medications comes from; and maps which medications are renowned in numerous elements of the rustic. it's going to explode the various myths and misconceptions approximately drug use, and faucet into fraught debates approximately how politicians, mom and dad and police may still reply. within the wake of the net increase, globalisation and a decade of decadence, Britain sits at a crossroads within the legalisation-versus-intolerance debate. whereas different international locations have succeeded with revolutionary experiments, inertia and self-contradiction outline British drug coverage to the detriment of each person other than the legal underworld. Unsurprisingly, within the gentle of this ebook, our legislators are burdened approximately what's going to please or displease the all-important center type voters. both unsurprisingly, besides the fact that, quite a bit fable and confusion surrounds the topic that readability needs to be dropped at chaos if the knowledge of the gang is ever to surface...

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The major pharmaceutical companies Merck and Parke-Davis marketed cocaine as a powder, a solution, in throat lozenges, tablets, toothache drops – even cocaine-impregnated cigars and cheroots. The product range included pocket-sized injecting kits containing cocaine, morphine and miniature needles. ‘By the 1890s35 high-street pharmacies had become places of wonder,’ says Mike Jay in his 2010 compendium of drug history and culture, High Society. ‘With exquisitely machined tablets in all the colours of the rainbow, their shelves were compared to sweet shops.

But their passion for experimentation influences every aspect of their lives – literature, movies, music, socialising and sex. ‘If we get a chance in the week we’ll have few lines of ketamine with a movie,’ says Luke. m. on a Tuesday night I’ll often be stretched out, watching a documentary on my newly extended widescreen monitor, feeling like I’m falling at high speed. ‘If I’m playing music or painting I might take some Moxy [a banned Class A psychedelic and hallucinogenic drug known as a tryptamine] which is also great if you’re in bed – everything becomes so sensual.

Lucy and her friends are all in their thirties. One works for BP, another runs a flooring company, the third is a personal assistant and the fourth is an artist. They had bought what Lucy called a ‘well-planned package of drugs’, alongside the usual camping supplies. Like many of the hundreds of thousands of festival-goers each year, they saw a few days listening to music in a giant field in British summertime as the ideal situation in which to get ‘out of it’. Two powerful human drives – to get high and to make easy money – have been constantly reshaping and reinventing the drug trade since the first global anti-drug laws were set in place over 100 years ago.

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