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With black market chemists working around the clock to circumvent global narcotics sales laws, synthetic drugs have taken the global market by storm. From North America to Europe, legal chemical alternatives to conventional illicit drugs are popping up at alarming rate. With new chemical substances being instantly created to replace those banned by updated laws, the dangers posed by this cat and mouse game have never been greater.
Historically global narcotics enforcement laws have focused on regulating specific chemical compounds. Traditionally this strategy has worked in containing and preventing the rapid spread of illicit drug use. Today that is changing with the rise in popularity of synthetic of designer drugs.
Sold as “research chemicals” for hobbyist chemists, these potentially lethal dugs can be sold over the counter anywhere from smoke shops to convenience stores giving potential consumers far easier access to them than conventional narcotics. How will authorities cope with the dangers of this growing black market with chemists constantly tweaking formulas to circumvent new regulations made to end their trade?
Speaking with former addicts, chemists, family members of victims and current synthetic drug users; ‘The Molecule Movers’ takes viewers into the world of black-market chemistry.