governmentchemist


UK to opt out of EU Psychoactive Substances Regulation by Nick Boley
January 13, 2014, 15:23
Filed under: Drugs | Tags: ,

The UK Government has announced that it will be seeking to opt out of the forthcoming EU Psychoactive Substances Regulation, which seeks to regulate new illicit drugs, often refereed to as “legal highs” in the UK.

The Government believes that the specific situation which pertains in the UK, which experiences more cases of new psychoactive drugs than nearly all other EU Member States, requires a different regulatory approach. The Government claims that it requires a more speedy and effective approach to deal with the increased level of activity in this area. Laboratory identification and measurement of these so-called legal highs is paramount in the fight against these substances, many of which can do significant harm to those who abuse them.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: