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Designer Drugs the trends report

Our mission is to provide a comprehensive resource in the incredibly dynamic and quickly growing designer/synthetic drug market. For over 40 years we have been cutting through the noise and sensationalized stories to bring you a single and authoritative information source on the rapidly evolving designer drug epidemic.

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Policy & Drug Schedules

Designer Drug Legislation & Schedules

At least 41 states and Puerto Rico have legislatively banned synthetic cannabinoids. Information on state statutes and specific drug schedules is available by clicking on "See Map" below. At this link, we have specific information on every state's drug policy and newly introduced legislation. Additionally, we have built a powerful tool that allows you to determine every state or legislative reference to a particular drug.

US Federal Action on Designer Drugs

On July 9, 2012, the federal Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act (S. 3190) of 2012 was signed into law, adding as schedule I controlled substances: (1) any material, compound, mixture, or preparation which contains specified cannabimimetic agents; and (2) specified additional hallucinogenic substances (or the salts, isomers, or salts of isomers thereof). Click on the link above see the work being done by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

News & Presentations

K2 continues to vex prosecutors

(LA) - Lancaster County prosecutors aren’t going after people who have or sell K2, because they say the law doesn’t give them the legal ammunition they need to prosecute... Posted: 5/24/2015

Cannabis Substitute Drugs

(UK) - The use of synthetic cannabinoids in UK prisons is leading to increased violence and hospital visits. One brand in particular, "Black Mamba", has caused... Posted: 1/17/2015

Driver Smoked "Frankenstein"

(OK) - The driver of a van who collided with a vehicle carrying two school teachers who were fatally wounded, admits to smoking synthetic cannabinoids... Posted: 1/17/2015

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