Legal Highs have resurfaced after the ban just a few weeks ago, legal highs brand Tai High have released an all new ‘Non-Pscyhoactive’ smoking blend.
According to the Ministry of Health, the products are not considered a psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substances Act.
The new legal highs are being sold as NON-PSYCHOACTIVE and CANNABINOID FREE, the packs also state that they are a NON-ACTIVE “Flavoured Herb Base” and according to retailers ex-synthetic high users are flocking to the new products looking to see what effect the product has.
The smoking products feature the same brand name as a popular synthetic cannabis variety “Tai High” and appears to come in three different flavours, Mango, Blue Berry and Juicy Fruit.
Retailers have told us that the products were shipped with “full documentation” showing that none of the three blends contain any synthetic cannabinoids, and that the products have been selling well initially, but time will tell whether users find them strong enough compared to their synthetic counterparts to continue using or not.
The first retailer to stock the new products, Party Pill Highs appear to be sold out of all three of the smoking blends, just a few days after they were first reported for sale.
The products distributor “Herbal Exports LTD” has told us that the product contains a well known herb called “Turnea diffusa” which is a small shrub with aromatic leaves found on dry, sunny, rocky hillsides in south Texas, Southern California, Mexico, and Central America. Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians.
“Historically damiana has been used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and mild depression, especially if these symptoms have a sexual component. The herb is also used as a general tonic to improve wellness.”
It is also claimed that when drank as a tea it has a relaxing effect not-unlike low doses of cannabis.
Users have apparently described the product as “relaxing” and “mild”, lasting from between two to four hours.
Dr Leo Schep of the National Poisons Centre has described the smoking blends as “mostly harmless”.
According to the ODT, a Ministry of Health spokesman confirmed the products were not considered a psychoactive substance under the Psychoactive Substances Act.
However, under the Smokefree Environments Act, smokable products, including herbal smoking products, are not allowed to be sold to people under 18.
The new ‘non-active’ smoking herbs and legal highs have appeared in a number of legal highs retail shops and online adult stores.