Synthetic cannabis having ‘devastating impact on our prisons’

  • “NPS is having a devastating impact in some of our prisons, more severe than we have seen with other drugs.
  • Synthetic cannabis having ‘devastating impact on our prisons’
  • Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke told the Guardian : “Prison staff have told me that the effect on individuals and prisons as a whole is unlike anything they have seen before.

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@Independent: “Legal highs are having a devastating impact on our prisons and no one knows how to stop it”


Synthetic cannabis known as “spice” or “black mamba” is  having a “devastating impact” on normal prison life, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said. Despite being banned in UK prisons, the odourless marijuana substitute has caused 19 inmate deaths between 2012 and 2014. In addition, an increase in bullying, debt and violence has been attributed to the legal high.


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