Legal high danger drugs being sold over the counter to children
Dangerous legal high drugs can easily be bought by under 18s from high street "head shops".
The stores say they will not sell to under age youngsters but the Mirror's 17 year old undercover buyer was only once refused.
Other shops did not ask for ID and she bought 17 packets of expensive legal highs, five cans of "cannabis" drinks and three bottles of "Anadrol 50" nitrite "poppers" in just two hours.
Her haul included packets of Clockwork Orange, a substance under investigation by the National Poison Information Service after three teenagers started vomiting blood after taking it.
It is estimated 700,000 young people aged 15 to 24 have experimented with legal highs in the UK and at least 40 deaths last year were linked to them. In June, Scottish dance music fan Anthony Storrie, 25, of Paisley, was killed after taking a cocktail of legal highs.
The Intoxicating Substances Supply Act 1985 makes it an offence to supply someone under 18 a substance if the seller "knows or has reasonable cause to believe the substance or its fumes are likely to be inhaled for the purpose of causing intoxication".
The problem with the law as it stands is that it can be difficult to prove a shopkeeper knows substances sold will be taken.
Head shops have sprung up in many towns and cities.
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Not far from the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, East London, the Mystical Headshop next to a sports shop sells a huge variety of club drugs.
There are warnings at the store and on its website that its wares "Achat Anabolisant Belgique" are for "over 18s".
But within "Anaboliset Aineet" minutes our 17 year old, Hannah Rose Wynter, bought 93 worth of mind bending substances no questions asked.
The shop assistant handed over three grams of Clockwork Orange the latest "herbal high" craze for 25.
The "synthetic cannabis" has gold and yellow packaging that looks like a sweet wrapper, but comes with fine print to "Anaboliset Aineet" get round the law, warning the user not to inhale or swallow.
The drug is referred to as "a research chemical" and for "lab use only".
Hannah was also sold a legal high called Salvia marked "for sale to adults only" and a third type of herbal mixture called Pandora's Box.
The shopkeeper also handed over six ready made "joints" and "blunts" in foil packets in sweet flavours such as blueberry and bubblegum.
Hannah also got three types of "poppers" vials of isopropyl nitrite marketed as a "room odouriser".
Shiva headshop in Greenwich, South Equipoise Dosage For Gamefowl East London, plies its trade to tourists.
The website clearly marked with an "18" sign boasts: Dianabol Atlas-Dom "We're your one stop online shop for party supplies or a chilled night in!" The assistant sold Hannah four one gram bags of herbal incense, including another bag of Clockwork Orange, for 50.
In Sidcup, "buy cheap jintropin online" South East London, the slick frontage of the High Life shop says it sells "lifestyle and leisure accessories". A sticker on the door warns that under 18s are not allowed.
But when Hannah visited the store, an assistant sold her four packets of legal highs for 30 within seconds.
The Jumping Bean tablet she bought is clearly marked with a "no under 18s" symbol and says on the back "not for sale to minors". Though the pill is described as a "research chemical pellet" and "not for human consumption", the blurb says it will have users "bouncing off the walls all night, a wicked speedy rush with lots tingles!"