There has been a dramatic increase in the number of so-called 'head shops' operating around the country.
Gardaí say the businesses, which are legal, are selling herbal and synthetic substances and new premises are opening at a rate of one a week.
The Seanad has meanwhile passed an all-party motion urging the Government to introduce legislation to regulate the sale of dangerous substances through these shops.
The issue is to be the subject of a major debate in the Seanad next week.
26/01/2010 - 01/26/2010
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