We should follow New Zealand, which has passed a law to ensure synthetic drugs are safe, yet political cowardice in the UK means this will never be viable.
In New Zealand, drug manufacturers must send products for clinical testing before they can be legally sold.’ Read more on the Guardian
Major british news outlets are scaremongering and building on the hype of legal highs related deaths in the UK, but are these concerns justified?
The number of deaths in which “legal highs” have been directly implicated have risen from 10 in 2009 to 68 in 2012, but they still only account for 4.2%
The Home Office has said it has no intention of licensing shops that sell so-called “legal highs” after a minister appeared to float the idea.
Such outlets could be treated like sex shops with their windows blacked out and under-18s barred to show they weren’t “harmless”. Read more
An increase in the use of legal highs in the UK has sparked calls for a pill and legal highs testing system to let people know what they are taking.
Many legal highs manufactures are failing to list the ingredients on their legal highs products and many users don’t know what they’re taking.