When Good Drugs Go Bad – Warning Issued After Clubbers At Beckton Party Fall Ill

raveA number of people attending a London warehouse party suffered extreme reactions after taking fake MDMA. At least three ended up hospitalised, with one person suffering potentially life-threatening injuries.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We strongly advise anyone who bought drugs at the party last night not to take these as the consequences could be potentially life-threatening.

With Glasgow left reeling after the untimely death of 17-year-old Regane MacColl this month – drug experts, current and former club owners claim the “war on drugs” has proved ineffective and urge for a rethink of the law. With countries like Portugal (surprisingly, not the Netherlands) going legal while showing no signs of an upsurge in recreational drug use; a move towards decriminalization could be a positive step forward.

Former club owner Paul Crawford said: “When you criminalise something people don’t know that they’re buying and it’s a Russian roulette. If we want to be progressive in our society we have to look at legalising drugs. I don’t buy into the idea that it will cause a meltdown in society, and that it would open the floodgates and everyone would start going and taking lots of drugs.”

The Glasgow teenager consumed what has been described as a “rogue” ecstasy pill. Police issued warnings about the red “mortal kombat tablets” after the schoolgirl’s death. Four other clubbers were also taken to hospital. Decriminalisation of recreational drugs, and the provision of testing facilities in clubs could mean an end to backstreet drug production and prevent further tragedies. It’s an age old argument.

 

 


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