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The Hard Lives of Britain's Synthetic Marijuana Addicts

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Legal highs are set to be outlawed by the British government in response to a growing number of news reports about students overdosing on the synthetic drugs after using them recreationally. On the eve of the ban, VICE travelled to Manchester to meet some more vulnerable users who have become addicted to these over-the-counter substances and discovered that solving the problem won't be as simple as making legal highs illegal. Watch the newest VICE feature on Fentanyl, The Drug Deadlier than Heroin: http://bit.ly/2aB2Ead World's Scariest Drug: http://bit.ly/1MpY7GI Teenage Heroin Epidemic: http://bit.ly/1gQ9L0D Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our Tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Check out our Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/vicemag
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Gre ee easy (7 hours ago)
Chinas revenge for the opiate wars. Karma is a c*nt!.
TheLegendaryLinx (8 hours ago)
Idiots, just smoke real weed.
Blake Hire (8 hours ago)
What the fuck is this shit. Bud is fucking legal where I live. Mendocino county. Nor cal. These people are lame.
Micky blue 2 u (16 hours ago)
this shit is in no way anything like Marijuana, nobody really knows what this shit is,only fucking asswipes use this shit
hunter byers (17 hours ago)
does anyone have a transcript for this video?
michael jordan (2 days ago)
Real Weed is Medicine...
Daniel Holm (2 days ago)
Damn! I've been there líke that guy who cant sit still. It was so hard to drop that shjit. After just 20-30mins without, you get sick. It's fakked up! FAkk spice!
Zach Pickford (3 days ago)
Makes me laugh how VICE are acting like this is weed it’s a man made research lab chemical
Grubbs Tavern (3 days ago)
Ha ha ha ha ha. You are kidding right? The hard lives? They are so fucking stupid they inhale a product that literally says pouperri not for human consumption. Not may cause cancer, literally do not ingest period do you can't sue us. Gd morons.
Tom G (2 days ago)
Grubbs Tavern you ever done drugs before?
macca JFT96YNWA (3 days ago)
And this was the governments "safer" alternative to cannabis
Tommy Chesters (4 days ago)
There nothing but dirty zombies with ‘hard life’ are you joking, should sort there fucking heads out and whats with you VICE calling it synthetic cannabis it’s stronger than heroin!
Some Person (4 days ago)
I had to stop smoking weed because I was too apathetic towards life, these guys look like tweekers. I don't get why people use these legal highs when there is no proof of what's in them. Chronic has just chronic in it, as long as it isn't moldy. Make spice in all forms illegal, and throw all the chemists working on it in jail for distribution. Also best of luck to the addicts, I've been there with self numbing you can break the cycle.
Edgar RH (4 days ago)
Just came to say you stupid for smoking this
MrGoatflakes (4 days ago)
Holy fuck, that Tich kid. Hope he's ok, but really don't have a good feeling about it :/
jmbaugh81 (4 days ago)
This has nothing to do with marijuana. Call it something else
Allen Graves (5 days ago)
Ian Wildon (5 days ago)
that hitch guy - what a pussy.
Sh. Osmanov (6 days ago)
cut an (6 days ago)
Im cleaned from spice for 3yrs now, stick to the real bud
Emma Horn (6 days ago)
Wth? "Britains" and u start the clip with a german speaking addict? Hmm veddy strange indeed
Ethan Black (4 days ago)
Emma Horn German what the fuck are you talking about? He is British he's from Manchester
Sinzarh (7 days ago)
Yea no.
samuel hayden (7 days ago)
Do real drugs kids not these poser drugs 😂
Tom G (4 days ago)
samuel hayden what are “real drugs”? A drug is any substance that physiologically affects you.
Charlie Lang (7 days ago)
Titch playing up for the camera
Maina Ngatia (7 days ago)
I want to kill someone
Ben Doige (8 days ago)
Nothing like some AM2201 to ruin your life
Ja (8 days ago)
That Wylie shirt tho 👚 😂
Wire One (9 days ago)
Am I the only one who can’t help but think of Dune with the constant mentioning of a drug called Spice?
Jackbnimble Zurc (10 days ago)
I’de like to smack this guy on the head so he gonna wake up and straighten “up”....
Ndeh Dis' cheen (10 days ago)
TEDX700 (10 days ago)
buy a gram save a life 😢😭
Amoy Keishing (10 days ago)
LET ME Tell you what my Dad is from 50s and he started smoking weed from the age of 15 now he is like 68 and he still smokes weed and he says if I would have used other drugs I would have been dead but this plants give him life.
Amoy Keishing (8 days ago)
ChaBudZ who said spice is a weed, its synthetic drugs man made with chemicals.
ChaBudZ (8 days ago)
Spice is not weed
Lojuan Da Don (11 days ago)
That tunchi its an epidemic here in florida also
Hsu Julio (11 days ago)
This is so crazy! Fuck that bro
90 days (12 days ago)
Who the fuck smokes synthetic marijuana when you have real marijuana. Dumbcunt
Brandon Messer (12 days ago)
Narrator says "Cannaboids".... Reeeeee.
JesseLoves Carbs (12 days ago)
I used to be addicted until I moved to a completely new city and cut contact with the suppliers. My brain still doesn't work the same, I'm slower, my anger issues are so much worse.... It's not worth it.
Vigul (12 days ago)
Legalize the real shit :/
Chemist (12 days ago)
Give the man some weed jeez
Descartes The 4ourth (12 days ago)
Spice cats in prison make these lot look like members of parliament
Gabriela Martins (12 days ago)
Is this real ? Uau ._.
John Wick (13 days ago)
Spice will make you feel like your literally dying
7even 9 (13 days ago)
I smoked this before I remembered the bag called Satan ... worst experience in my life . Never do it please it’s horrible
Jeremiah Penner (13 days ago)
Legal highs are dangerous but dont get it twisted, that anxious body movement isnt just from legal weed. They got one on you Vice
Jeremiah Penner (13 days ago)
Not all these people are addicted to legal weed. That one guy lined up weed like cocaine in the beginning. One high to the next
Israel Gutierrez (15 days ago)
Bruh I remember smoking spice when I was 15 I used to get high asf I would see everything grey and my stomach would feel like it was eating its self shit was wild
domitron (15 days ago)
This is what happens when normal weed is illegalized. Stupid politicians cannot understand the problem.
Zero The Hero (15 days ago)
Cannabis legalization Ontario’s new rules will keep the people of Ontario safe once cannabis is made legal by the federal government on October 17, 2018.
Z A (15 days ago)
Legal doesn’t always mean right
Dougal McGuire (15 days ago)
here's a crazy idea. make normal weed legal? i know it sounds insane to legalise something that has never killed anyone, is not physically addictive and has proven medicinal benefits for certain health conditions and isn just (for some people) a nice way of life.... crazy huh... fucking government.
Goran Dauti (15 days ago)
This Titch Boy is lost... like 4 ever
Sam LaMantia (16 days ago)
Sad, very sad.
StormzYLive (17 days ago)
Legalize weed FFS
StormzYLive (17 days ago)
When your broke af,if you can’t get good weed don’t get it atoll ffs
Vasya (18 days ago)
For fuck sake people weed brings peace and harmony this synthetic shit causes trauma and madness wake up
Jeremiah Mahoney (18 days ago)
haha, retards.
Shaun Haley (18 days ago)
its funny that yall dont realize THE GOVERNMENT wants you ALL DEAD!!!!
Shaun Haley (18 days ago)
ban marijuana. legalize spice. YOU REALIZE WTF THEY ARE TRYING TO DO?
Faf Dus (18 days ago)
I started smoking spice in 09 smoked almost every day until 2011 ish. Started smoking weed again and haven't looked back sense at one point 2 friends and I would smoke 8 grams thru the bing a day.
Faf Dus (18 days ago)
Damn that bammer ain't no good you might as well smoke some wood
Chilli Pepper (19 days ago)
Now they’ve illegalised spice but oh my fuckin god how much worse it’s gotten now
Noel Gallagher (19 days ago)
These guys are from Manc... can hear in their accent.. shit bros, come on get real and stop that synthetic stuff... big HUG AND LOVE TO YYOU GUYS, STOP THAT CRAP B4 IT'S TOO LATE. PLZ
Alien Bros (19 days ago)
This shit nearly killed me when I was 15. My brother, my cousin, and I had replaced our weed with it after trying a brand called Zombie Matter Dusk. We smoked that particular one for a couple of months and it felt exactly like weed with no ill effects. Then the chemical in it got banned and we ended up getting a different brand called Dragon Eye and it nearly killed all three of us. Our heart-rates skyrocketed well past 200bpm and we ended up in the hospital. We were all lucky to be alive. Never again have any of us touched the stuff after that. The only thing I use now is kratom. I did smoke weed for a long time but I quite when I got a new job that does hair tests and haven't touched weed since although I do miss it. It isn't that big of a deal though, I like kratom better anyway.
Thomas Leifseth (19 days ago)
drunkenbakaotaku (20 days ago)
Vice should check the synthetic epidemic in Harlem
mitchell zurbrigg (21 days ago)
someone gave me this shit one day, i thought it was just bud. Knocked me the fuck out and puked everywhere. Ill kill those black dudes if i ever run into them again
Salmonfaky (22 days ago)
2:51 "CANNA-BOID" come on negro do your research it's "cannabinoid" oh wait this is vice, shouldn't be expecting research lol
Ranveer Singh (22 days ago)
Y didnt the reporter ask mayor of london abt this.. I think personally people need to look t the bigger picture here.. Al the strong nations youth are being indulge in these type of drug to make the nation weak frm. Inside frm this channel i hv seen most powerful countries youth including russia US london and many more strong nation with same story when u get the bottom. Of it i. E. Supplier its some how the same..
RatRodRamblin (23 days ago)
The government keeps that legal because it screws people and kills them. They know it. Theres too many people in the world. Why stop a killing buisness, when buisness is good? Sad.
Marios Petrou (23 days ago)
I don’t get why spice is legal and weed is not weed don’t fuck u up like that
LIGMA BALLZ (23 days ago)
And the government wants to give us this shit nah fam you can’t recreate what mother nature’s has perfected
Jebadaya Fryah (24 days ago)
How is it legal but real weed isn’t ?!
Arab Millennial (24 days ago)
This is horrible
K G (25 days ago)
Reality check people will always get high. Life is hard for some, easy for others and unbearable for many as well. That being said please legalize marijuana. I don't smoke myself, though I did in High School. I don't understand how those badly aged laws that categorize bud as bad as the other more terrible, life ruining drugs are still in effect.
LuckyDT (26 days ago)
I had smoked this garbage ONE time because I was trying to get past an upcoming drug test for work years ago. I have no idea what it was, or what it was laced with, but 48 hours in the emergency room led me to Rhabdomyolysis, a rare kidney disfunction to which it took me two weeks to completely come down off of. I had watched Gladiator after smoking and apparently was in the ER half naked speaking and believing like I was Commadus, Joaquin Phoenix’s character. I’m lucky to be able to look back and kid about it now, but that shit is so fucked up, you never know what is in it, one of the ER Physicians said it was likely laced with strychnine.
southern daze (26 days ago)
Fuck spice... They shouldn't even be allowed to call it any form of marijuana, much less synthetic. Dumbasses fail to ascertain the difference(s).
sfr_ds310 ` (26 days ago)
Legalize Spice
LordTime Bomb (27 days ago)
Yo when i was in my early teens i baught a few pachets of this, they tasted bad, real weed is better
Denzel Stephen (27 days ago)
It's funny how legal highs are deadlier than legal ones
Inannaxo (27 days ago)
dont call that shit marijuana
Mark Diamond (27 days ago)
Nuke China..
Derpy (27 days ago)
So instead of legalising weed you'd rather have people die over spice?
LinkinPark4Ever1996 (27 days ago)
2:52 "cannaboid"....
BloodyIron (29 days ago)
Who the fuck is running England? 5:20 dude says more spice in detox than on the street. What fucking ignorant cocks are dictating social policy that isn't listening to reality? Weed doesn't kill. Fuck prohibition. It. Doesn't. Fucking. Work.
forever spinnin18 (29 days ago)
Dump synthetic weed in the trash! Real weed is better!
Daniel Bras (1 month ago)
I hate how they use homelessness as an excuse to use drugs, yes life is hard but spending every penny you make ok drugs is making it worse smarten up and work hard
Timothy VanWyhe (1 month ago)
I live in an illegal state and had the misfortune of accidentally smoking this shit and let’s just say it landed me about 3 months in a mental hospital. I’m lucky I wasn’t caught in a permanent psychosis. This shit happened to several other kids at my high school too, I don’t understand why they keep this stuff in stores.
Tom G (3 days ago)
Timothy VanWyhe 3 months in the psych ward? What all were you experiencing?
steelshark studios (1 month ago)
Airmail Turtle18 (1 month ago)
The higher power tryna fuck us up brah
Airmail Turtle18 (1 month ago)
It’s clearly obvious. Why even produce a product like this?
obi wan (1 month ago)
It was legal in the US, I was addicted to it. The first use is incredible, but once you get that incredible feeling, you Chase it hoping to catch it again, and spend all your money trying to get it. I'm glad it's gone from my state.
Ronnie Bikerin (1 month ago)
spice is so good!!
Rdawg 36 (1 month ago)
I smoked this shit once and had the worst panic attack of my life actually triggered mild anxiety for a long time. Don't try this stuff.
don dada (1 month ago)
i thought this was port arthur texas REN
Modz Marvin (1 month ago)
TaKtics (1 month ago)
For fuck sake legalise weed and fuck this k2 shit off it’s ruining people’s life’s like holy shit if the gov actually cares about the people this would never happen
MrGooner61 (1 month ago)
Tried this when I couldn't get hold of some normal gear, very weird side effects including collapsing and not being able to move for an hour. Nowadays even decent cannabis & marijuana has no effect on me. WTF 😱😂
like liker (1 month ago)
Please dont even associate the word marijuna with this stuff. This has no relation to weed. That is a disgrace to weed
Hannah Marsh (1 month ago)
Legalise marijuana and people wouldn't turn to spice
Pigg Killl3r (1 month ago)
Down south we smoking on Cali packs up north they smoking dirty spice 😂
GrimUpNorth (1 month ago)
A track i wrote about spice, it's a real issue where im from.. https://youtu.be/O0vt47F9Cdw
Chastity Harris (1 month ago)
How the hell is this legal?
DO WHAT YOU WANT (1 month ago)
This shit is crazy . God bless them 🖤

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