NATURES HIGHS PART 2: CHASING THE LEGAL DRAGON

Nature is pretty abundant with relaxing chemicals. And we are familiar with many of them without knowing it, like lavenders powerful “linalool”, or the theanine in tea that gives you a chill feeling. When it comes to relaxing legal plants in nature, there is a lot of options here in NZ. They presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Ancient painkillers First used by the Egyptians, and introduced to medicine before opium as a painkiller; Myrrh is culturally protected as a staple of Christian ritual and religion. It was given to Jesus on the cross, in wine, to relieve his pain, and of course, it’s in the nativity story too. It’s of course mainly used in aromatherapy and church incense. Recreationally, it produces a stony dreamy space, via similar mechanisms to opium, which some have compared to Kratom in feeling. There are a variety of ways to ingest plant oils, with transdermal (rubbed onto the skin) and via steam probably being the healthiest. We don’t know a lot about overuse, and the health effects so don’t smoke oils, …

Natures Highs Part 1: Chocamine, the limitless legal stimulant?

Legal natural highs in New Zealand

Legal Highs are still available in New Zealand I’m writing a series here on entheogens and legal highs in NZ. It’s been a confusing time since the psychoactive substances act came into force. While the law has not yet provided a scientific path to legal high drug testing (at least not without animal testing), it has however opened up a black market far scarier than what Peter Dunne and the public had ever imagined. The new law also created some confusion around the definition of a psychoactive substance and what natural plants may or may not fall under the new bill. Getting high or catching a buzz from your local health store or supermarket in NZ As it turns out… nature, industry and the majority of middle class kiwis got to keep all their habitual highs, and some of them are pretty good. The way the law was applied allows for religious, cultural, gardening, food and medicinal exceptions. It quite rightly ignores the majority of herbs that are mild enough to be sold in most major supermarket chains. You’d be surprised that there …

Legal Highs to be banned immediately in New Zealand

All legal highs including synthetic cannabis are to be removed and banned from shelves in the next two weeks according to Legal Highs NZ – Peter Dunne made the announcement last minute because Labour Leader David Cunliffe had planned to make an announcement in the following 24 hours that Labour were going to introduce their own policy to remove legal highs from shelves. Many experts are concerned that this will simply drive users to seek the substances from organized crime syndicates. It is possible for users to purchase the pure cannabinoid ingredients online and manufacturer their own synthetic cannabis or simply use the pure chemicals without “watering it down” on a leaf base. There are concerns that addicts will turn to using these pure chemicals in glass pipes similar to the way methamphetamine addicts smoke pure crystal. Ross Bell from the NZ Drug Foundation told media last week that customs are going to have a very hard time stopping drug users from buying synthetic cannabinoids online as the amount needed for up to 500 doses was less than a 1/4 …

Side Effects from Synthetic Cannabis

Synthetic Cannabis use, just like any drug, including alcohol can cause a number of side effects, some of which can be more serious the more you use. Just like alcohol there are common side effects from using synthetic cannabis, but more serious side effects can occur when a user abuses these products. Some side effects from drugs and alcohol are quite similar, however where alcohol may cause a user to have reduced anxiety, some synthetic cannabis drugs may induce mild anxiety in heavy or first time users. For the full list of synthetic cannabis side effects please follow this link; http://www.legalhighs.co.nz/synthetic-cannabis/synthetic-cannabis-side-effects-know-when-to-stop-abusing-legal-highs/2014

An addiction I didn’t know I had

Five weeks ago today I arranged to meet a workmate and our supervisor at a handy BP Connect for a coffee and strategy session. While waiting for the ‘boss’ to arrive my mate apologized if over the previous two weeks he had offended me in any way. He went on to say that after speaking to a heart specialist over an irregular heartbeat he had developed recently he had given up drinking caffeine. For the last two weeks he had been, in his own words, “grumpy and tired”. Keep reading http://xmusicmanx.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/an-addiction-i-didnt-know-i-had.html