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Meet Dr Zee: The man who discovered Mephedrone.

The Man Who Makes Legal Highs

Meet Dr Zee: The man who discovered Mephedrone.

Dr. Zee, the Israeli chemist, is not a real doctor, he’s Mr legal highs – the man who invented most of the designer over-the-counter drugs that are soon to be banned by new UK legislation. BBC3 followed Dr Zee as he meets Peter, owner of a Portsmouth head shop who’s been making a living by selling Zee’s chemical concoctions.

Read Tim Jones, great TheGuardian article on Dr Zee, from Tuesday May 4th 2016:

From ‘miaow miaow’ to the methspresso machine, Dr Zee has spent years creating new drugs faster than the British government can legislate against. But is he a freedom fighter – or a brainier version of your average dealer?

‘People should be allowed to alter their own state of consciousness’ … Dr Zee

Watch the Documentary from Filmmaker Tom Costello. Tom followed the owner of a head shop and his customers in the last months before the Psychoactive Substances Act brought a UK ban on legal highs into effect on Thursday 26th May, 2016.

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple. 

Watch this brillant video by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell (Kurzgesagt Channel Trailer) is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’ (ORDER NOW!)

For more information, and to take a quiz to see what you know about addiction, go to www.chasingthescream.com

photo credit: BBC3.