Según un estudio, los vendedores callejeros están sustituyendo a los establecimientos de euforizantes legales como fuente de Spice, y aumentando la pureza en otras drogas, como la heroína.

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The government’s blanket ban on novel psychoactive substances, formerly legal highs, has succeeded in shutting down high street trade in the substances but has led to products such as Spice being added to the regular menu of illicit street dealers, according to an authoritative report.

The survey of the street drug market in Britain by DrugWise, an online drug information service, also says unprecedented purity levels in heroin, cocaine, crack and ecstasy, driven by competition among drug gangs, is fuelling a recent rise in drug-related deaths.

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