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Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 your thoughts? This can be found here >> http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2016/2/pdfs/ukpga_20160002_en.pdf It has Royal Assent now I believe?




1 Overview


(1) This Act contains provision about psychoactive substances.


(2) Section 2 defines what is meant by a “psychoactive substance”.


(3) Sections 4 to 10 contain provision about offences relating to psychoactive




(4) Section 11 provides for exceptions to those offences.


(5) Sections 12 to 35 contain powers for dealing with prohibited activities in


respect of psychoactive substances, in particular powers to give prohibition


notices and make prohibition orders.


(6) Sections 36 to 54 contain enforcement powers.


Is this a good or bad thing? What effect can/will this have as far as the public are concerned? Your thoughts please...

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How did these first slip into use ? Is it because they are supposed to be mostly herbal ?


When there is so much media attention given to Mental Health issues at the moment, these legal highs, should be investigated more thoroughly and the dangers made known.

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There are a number of reports out already I will look for them and link to them shortly as I have so many PDF's in my library, which is undergoing a massive restructuring... This one is from 2013 >>





In 2015 this is what they had to say > https://www.gov.uk/government/news/blanket-ban-to-clamp-down-on-legal-highs

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Well, bang goes extra nutmeg on my egg custards.



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