Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
This Act was expected to come into force on 6 April 2016 but implementation was delayed until today, 26 May, while the actual meaning of psychoactive substances was clarified.
The Act prohibits the production, distribution, sale and supply of all psychoactive substances (legal highs) with the exception of those in everyday use such as medicines, alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine. Legal highs imitate the effects of illegal drugs.
The Act is significant because it will have implications for alcohol and drug policies or driving policies. See our previous article on the topic for more details by clicking here.