Tweaking, bombing, dabbing and stockpiling: the emergence of mephedrone and the perversity of prohibition

@article{Measham2010TweakingBD,
  title={Tweaking, bombing, dabbing and stockpiling: the emergence of mephedrone and the perversity of prohibition},
  author={Fiona Measham and Karenza Moore and Russell Newcombe},
  journal={Drugs and Alcohol Today},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={14-21}
}
Significant changes in British recreational drug use were seen throughout 2009, with the emergence and rapid growth in the availability and use of substituted cathinones or ‘M‐Cats’ (most notably mephedrone and methylone), a group of psychoactive drugs not currently controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (HM Government, 1971), with similar effects to ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamines. The reasons for the appearance and appeal of this group of so‐called ‘legal highs’ are explored here in… 
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