Legal highs: new legislation in force

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 is now in force. It criminalises the production, distribution, sale and supply of new psychoactive substances (NPS) – otherwise known as ‘legal highs’. Unlike other drug laws, the legislation doesn’t criminalise individual users and simple possession isn’t a criminal offence. But it’s likely that employers, particularly those involved in health and safety critical activities, will need to take a look at their current workplace drugs policies and update them accordingly.
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