Myriad new drugs…
…by definition, the compounds are new and poorly understood… most people who use drugs wouldn’t want to use most NPS anyway, if better-known and better-studied equivalents were legally and widely accessible.
An effort out of the University of Copenhagen called HighResNPS collects mass spectrometry data on novel psychoactive substances (NPS) from around the world. Its list, which is certainly not exhaustive, currently sits at over 2,100 unique entries… despite some documented harms and plenty of media scare stories, it’s… possible that the ever-growing list of NPS includes drugs with lower risk profiles… compared to their kin with longer histories of human use.
Original Article (Filtermag):
Myriad new drugs complicate legalization, as well as harm reduction
Artwork Fair Use: Phil Nash