A shop selling magic mushrooms, cannabis seeds and growing kits exposes the inconsistencies in the drugs laws and throws up a host of questions about the fine line between what is legal and what is not. The shop is totally legal, but could it encourage people to sample cannabis, which is viewed by some as a gateway drug leading to harder substances? Emma Cooney went to investigate
Today is different: You’re speaking to a psychiatrist-not in a sterile, fluorescent-lit hospital, but in a residential office on a peaceful, tree-lined street. You suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and you’ve talked for hours in this very room, but always skipping the violent chapter that keeps you up at night, giving you flashbacks and causing you to feel estranged from your loved ones. Now an emergency room doctor and nurse are stationed inside the house. You’ve brought an overnight bag. Today, you’ve been given 125 milligrams of Ecstasy, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll finally be able to face your demons.