EMCDDA Drugs in Focus 15: Hallucinogenic mushrooms: the challenge of responding to naturally occurring substances in an electronic age
13 Jun 2007
Hallucinogenic mushrooms were among the first psychoactive substances consumed by man. But today they present us with a new dilemma', says EMCDDA Director Wolfgang Götz in the latest edition in the EMCDDA's policy briefing series Drugs in focus.
Entitled Hallucinogenic mushrooms: the challenge of responding to naturally occurring substances in an electronic age, the briefing raises questions such as:
- How to effectively regulate such a complex group of naturally occurring products?
- How to apply controls when they are promoted and sold globally via the Internet?
- What can be done when regulatory actions may simply result in suppliers switching to alternative and possibly even more damaging products?'