Crackdown on legal highs

06 July 2016

The fate of so-called legal highs has taken a new turn. The Psychoactive Substances Act is now in force, making it an offence to make, supply, offer to supply, import or export any of these substances where they’re intended for human consumption.

The fate of so-called legal highs has taken a new turn. The Psychoactive Substances Act is now in force, making it an offence to make, supply, offer to supply, import or export any of these substances where they’re intended for human consumption.

The sorts of things we’re talking about are stimulants, ‘downers’, or hallucinogens. They’re dangerous. And while the use of some may be less easy to spot than others, employers are advised to keep a close eye on workers’ changing behavioural patterns. Acas has some useful information on this that’s well worth reading.

One key point: build psychoactive substances into your drugs and alcohol policy.

 


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