Europe’s top court says drugs that mimic cannabis, cannot be classed as medicinal in Europe. Synthetic Cannabis is already banned in some countries.
If a designer drug or new psychoactive substance is not considered “medicinal” then it can (legally) be sold until it is blacklisted.
Matt Bowden, one of the most well known drug regulation advocates and legal highs manufacturers in New Zealand has explained regulation.
He says young people would “trend towards” regulated, drugs because they give consistent effects “without the risk of criminal charges.”
The incredible and unprecedented growth in “legal highs” has lead to at least 348 new synthetic drugs appearing world wide.
The UN office on drugs said that most of the new psychoactive substances and “RC’s” have only emerged in the last 5 years.
WalesOnline has described the number of alcohol related admissions in Wales as ‘Terrifying’ – figures show almost 15’000 admissions in 2012/2013.
Figures show that alcohol consumption has remained a persistent problem for the National Health System and they aren’t improving.