Tough new laws for head shops may drive drug-takers online

Government plans to tackle head shops with tough new laws will drive drug-takers online and may have little impact on the purchase of so-called legal highs, drugs groups have warned.

8th May, 2010

Government plans to tackle head shops with tough new laws will drive drug-takers online and may have little impact on the purchase of so-called legal highs, drugs groups have warned.

The government is expected to debate the new Criminal Justice (Psychotropic Substances) B ill this week, and make it law before the summer, giving gardaí extensive powers to deal with head shops. Health minister Mary Harney also plans to expand the list of banned substances...

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