Current drug policies present significant risks to Britain's young people. Traditional drugs are in the hands of criminal gangs and often if a young person goes to a dealer asking for a low risk variety of cannabis, the dealer will try and persuade them to buy something "much more exciting". Criminal suppliers also have every incentive to adulterate the drugs in order to enhance the profits ? cutting agents are at times seriously dangerous. Legal highs, meanwhile, are in the hands of unscrupulous scientists in China who create their concoctions in laboratories, advertise them on the web and send them over to unsuspecting young people in Britain and elsewhere.
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