Is the case of Paul Flowers, the meth-taking former bank chief, a sign that the drug is taking off in the UK?
For more then a century, the world’s major global powers have been trying to kill off the drug trade. It hasn’t gone well. But it’s been an interesting trip full of ingenuity, hypocrisy, high stakes and dashed hopes.
The UK is the legal high capital of Europe and deaths from the substances are on the rise, largely because users are unaware of dose levels. Makers are constantly tweaking compounds to stay within the law. But legal does not mean safe.