Home > Lifestyle > Street drugs > Plants Plants All sections in Street drugs » About recreational drugs » Alcohol » Chemicals » Getting help » Herbs » Plants » Psychoactives » Smart drugs Synthetic pot overdoses on the rise in US Called K2, Spice etc., synthetic marijuana is a combination of chemicals designed to mimic the high of dagga, but it can be two to 100 times more potent. Like Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you depressed? » Ask Addiction Expert » Talk Divorce support » 'Stoner Sloth' anti-weed ads backfire The science of getting drunk Mixing pot and tobacco increases dependence risk Many people mix dagga and tobacco to save money and make inhalation more efficient. This practice, however, may increase the likelihood of users becoming dependent. French 'dagga' drug trial volunteer dies A volunteer in a French drug trial who was left brain dead after taking the experimental cannabis-based painkiller has died in hospital. Survivors of experimental drug test doing fine A doctor at the French hospital where a volunteer in an experimental drug test died says that the health of 5 others hospitalised last week is improving and 1 has returned home. Dagga: some basic facts Dagga is South Africa’s most generally used drug. Here are some facts on the cheap, and freely available drug. Colorado pot sellers woo holiday shoppers Just as traditional retailers sell some items below cost to drive traffic and attract sales, recreational marijuana retailers are doing the same. Salvia divinorum Salvia divinorum is a soft-leaved green plant, native to Southern Mexico, which contains a powerful psychoactive chemical known as Salvinorin. French 'dagga' drug trial leaves one brain dead, five injured One person has been left brain dead and five others are in a serious condition after taking part in a clinical trial in France of an experimental medicine allegedly for a dagga (cannabis) based painkiller. Is the Queen growing magic mushrooms? Buckingham Palace has been home to many royals but it turns out that Queen Elizabeth's main residence is also home to another form of highness - magic mushrooms... 'Pot poisoning' spikes in Washington state The recent spike in marijuana exposure incidents in Washington state is potentially related to the number of unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries in that state. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back! Cipla Community Hero: Ana Rocha Live healthier Did you know? » Allergies less common in kids who suck their thumbs Two-dose chickenpox shot gets the job done What nits and lice look like in your hair 5 diseases your child can pick up at school School is a place for learning, but it also creates the perfect environment for an infectious disease to spread like wildfire. Healthy legs » The results you should know from the Healthy Legs Survey Could your job be causing varicose veins? Varicose veins? Don't do these exercises 5 stages of vein disease Weak or damaged valves in the veins can cause varicose veins.