There's been a new proliferation of legal products attempting to ape the euphoria produced by illicit drugs, and Metro has the verdict on three of them.
The product: Blessed (sensory pills)
Verdict: Best left to the unadventurous
A herbal high that supposedly emulates the effects of ecstasy. In brief, it’s a flop. At best you’ll experience an agitation and frantic feeling not dissimilar from that of an instant coffee. Perhaps it’s not surprising, considering one of the main ingredients is caffeine.
The product: Snow Blow
Verdict: It belongs behind the counter
The hippy-trippy looking assistant advised me “not to bother – all of the best ones have been taken off the market.” I’m guessing he was referring to Mephedrone (“plant food”), among others.
The product: Wicked, Green ice
Verdict: Absolute giggle
I was the most skeptical about this one, not being a fan of the monged-out effects of cannabis. But my doubts were soon quashed with the onset of a euphoric giddiness, thanks to the ingredient JWH-018 commonly found in “synthetic cannabis.” A few tokes on this and you’ll be feeling jiggly and giggly while smiling. But be ready for the dry mouth, extra skin sensitivity (not necessarily a bad thing) and lack of coordination.