‘Legal high’ compounds outlawed

New drug controls take effect on February 24.

New drug controls take effect on February 24.

  • by Kevin Mullan

A number of harmful compounds sold by ‘legal high’ suppliers will be listed as controlled Class B drugs from February 24.

Methoxetamine - hitherto subject to temporary control - will be permanently controlled.

O-desmethyltramadol - an active compound of the prescription medicine ‘tramadol’ - and an undeclared active ingredient in samples of the ‘legal high’ branded product ‘Krypton,’ which has been linked to a number of deaths in Sweden - will also be outlawed.

A new statutory rule will also bring forward regulations to make it unlawful to possess, supply, produce, import or export a range of synthetic cannabinoids.




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