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Definition of legal high in English:

noun

chiefly British
A substance with stimulant or mood-altering properties whose sale or use is not banned by current legislation regarding the misuse of drugs: the US and Australia have been swift to clamp down on legal highs, and the UK seems ready to follow suit
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  • He added: "The emergence of 'legal highs' is a major feature of Europe's drugs problem today."
  • Legislation regulating the sale of benzylpiperazine (BZP) and potentially a raft of other "legal highs" was passed by Parliament last month.
  • It's 10.30 on a Saturday night in Wellington and, two-thirds of the way up Cuba St, legal highs are being dispensed to a steady stream of punters through a manned vending window in the store-front of Cosmic Corner.

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