This documentary explores the growing problem of synthetic cannabis AKA Spice, which is flooding

the streets of Manchester. Spice was made illegal under in 2016, but two years later we take to

the streets of the UK's second city to see if this latest example of the war on drugs is working.

Enforcement action has seen us tackle dealers and use intelligence to target organised crime gangs

across Greater Manchester - 55 people have been arrested for possession with intent to supply spice

since January 2017 in the city centre alone. However, for most Spice users prison is the first time the

try the drug creating this endless cycle.

Directed by - James Cray & Jamie Shelton

Produced by - Alex Mays

Director of Photography - James Cray

Camera Operators - Paul Chambers

Graphics by - Jack Gibson