Are hallucinogens legal

Legal highs: why the psychoactive substances are extremely dangerous

Because new substances are constantly being brought onto the market and the composition of the products is not clearly declared, the extent of the acute side effects and long-term damage has not yet been well investigated. However, the following health problems have been observed frequently by NPS users:

  • Palpitations and other circulatory problems
  • nausea
  • stomach pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Sweats
  • a headache
  • Anxiety
  • unconsciousness

In addition, the following were reported in connection with NPS use:

  • Seizures
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Heart attacks
  • Kidney failure
  • Psychoses

In addition, it can also increase due to NPS use dangerous accidents come.

As with other drugs, legal highs can cause you strong desire for substance and development of tolerance come. If consumption is stopped you can Withdrawal symptoms occur, including with difficulty concentrating, anxiety, listlessness, exhaustion or depressive moods.

According to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), 25 people died in Germany in 2018 after consuming “legal highs”. However, the BKA suspects a much higher number of unreported cases, as this cause of death is difficult to identify.