Synthetic Cannabis Proliferates On The Dark Web

Synthetic Cannabis Proliferates On The Dark Web

Weed and mushrooms aren’t the only drugs you can get on the dark web with Bitcoin. According to the Irish Mirror, teenagers are using the digital currency to buy so-called synthetic cannabis — known popularly as Spice — on online dark web marketplaces. Children as young as 14 are purchasing the “legal highs,” which are not against the law in the UK and other countries. Many users of legal highs — in the US, UK and elsewhere — have become very sick, sometimes even brain damaged, due to smoking the synthetic marijuana. The legal drugs are meant to affect users similar to cocaine and....


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