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Legal highs ban becomes law

Thursday February 4 2016

Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis MP

TOUGH new penalties will be given to anyone found selling substances like plant food as ways to get high.

MP Dan Jarvis has spearheaded a campaign to get the Psychoactive Substances Bill passed through Parliament.

He said: "From April 1, local authorities will be able to apply to the courts to have a retail premises closed down if they believe legal highs are being sold.

“Many young people continue to view legal highs as less harmful than illegal drugs, but the reality is that they can be just as dangerous and equally as addictive. It is therefore vital that the government launches an effective public awareness campaign alongside this new law."

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Reply Posted by Jon Newman on Friday February 5 2016 at 20:15
The future drug dealers will be rubbing there hands as they will buy it now and sell when it's illegal for big profits

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday February 9 2016 at 20:33
Exactly, the laws in this country are backwards. Drugs should be treated as a health issue not a criminal issue.

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