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 Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.