MORE ‘legal highs’ have been banned by Health and Social Services and the Home Department.
The schedules to the Misuse of Drugs Law 1974 have been amended and now it will be illegal to import, export, produce, supply or possess a number of substances.
The move follows the Home Department’s ban on the import and export of emerging drugs of concern for commercial use in April 2009. And the extension made in November, which includes a ban on quantities for personal use of the more harmful substances.
Psychotropic substances, which are known as synthetic cannabinoids and found in Spice, additional anabolic steroids and Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) are now all illegal.
All BZP-related compounds have also been banned – before now only BZP was prohibited.
The synthetic cannabinoids have been designated as Class B and the others have been listed as Class C.
Health and Social Services minister Hunter Adam has signed the legislation, which will come into effect on 8 March 2010.
‘This move will bring Guernsey into line with the UK and will enable the authorities to better minimise the risk posed by these emerging drugs of concern,’ said Deputy Adam.
By Anna Brehaut
February 25, 2010
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