New Laws concerning Legal Highs

New Laws concerning Legal Highs

The government are to publish draft laws to create a blanket ban on any substance intended for consumption that would induce a psychoactive effect, for a long time people have been taking risks with their health by taking substances that would induce a so called ‘legal high’.

The problem has long been that if you try to ban one substance a slightly different substance would take its place, and the blanket ban is the way forward, with both major parties promising, in their manifesto to do so.

Certain substances will be excluded from the ban such as Alcohol and Tobacco.

The new law will carry a prison sentence of up to seven years.

The new laws have been welcomed by the police, as they will give them more power, and make enforcement a lot simpler.

The Law will apply throughout the UK

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