Last month it became illegal in the UK to make, distribute or sell substances known as legal highs or NPS (new psychoactive substances)
These substances have become increasingly popular in the UK over the last couple of years and have been thought to be responsible for many deaths, and also an increase in violent antisocial behaviour particularly in prison.
The legal highs ban in the UK came into force on 26/5/16
Drug test manufacturers are increasingly making new drug testing kits that can detect new psychoactive substances.
The latest drug testing kit is the Cathionine urine drug test kit . The test kit can detect use of synthetic Cathinones including many new psychoactive substances such as Mephedrone, Methylone (M1) & MDPV. These drugs are often referred to as legal highs but in fact Cathionine became illegal in 2010.
Synthetic Cannabis ,K2 and Spice are often also referred to as a legal high. Drug testing kits for synthetic cannabis K2 and spice are also now available