Drugs-Forum  
Home Wiki Studies Forum Groups Blog Video Images News
Go Back   Drugs Forum > VARIOUS DRUG RELATED TOPICS > Drug News > Justice & Law (News)
Mark Forums Read
Register Tags

Notices

Justice & Law (News) News about drug busts, bans, court cases, and law enforcement.

 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 30-03-2011, 03:15
Terrapinzflyer Terrapinzflyer is offline
MDMA, RC & News Forums
 
Join Date: 10-05-2009
44 y/o Male from United States
Posts: 7,663
Terrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond reputeTerrapinzflyer is a true resource and beyond repute
Points: 19,888, Level: 20 Points: 19,888, Level: 20 Points: 19,888, Level: 20
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
Crackdown on 'legal high' cannabis substitutes

The Government is to ban selling "legal highs", which mimic the effects of cannabis, to under 18s.

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne said controls are to be tightened around the selling of synthetic cannabinoid substances.

Smoking products such as "Spice", "Kronic", "Aroma" and "Dream" are bought from 'party pill' outlets, online retailers and even some dairies and convenience stores.

Known widely as 'herbal smoking blends' or 'legal highs' they contain vegetable matter treated with synthetic cannbinomimetic substances. When smoked they give psychoactive effects just like those from cannabis.

Dunne said Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs (EACD) recommended restricting all synthetic substances with cannabinomimetic effects under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 2005.

"I have accepted the committee's advice on this."

The committee said it is "unacceptable" for products containing the substances to be widely available without controls on packaging, marketing and sale, Dunne said. "And I fully agree."

An amendment act, which allows hazardous substances to also be classified as restricted substances must now be passed. This is currently before Parliament awaiting its second reading.

"I have instructed the Ministry of Health to begin the process of putting the necessary controls in place. I expect these changes to come into effect next year," he said.

"In the meantime, I am putting traders in these products on notice that it is irresponsible to market, sell or offer to sell to anyone under the age of 18. "



ANDREA VANCE
Last updated 13:41 30/03/2011

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers...ighs-crackdown
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4827161.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	34.9 KB
ID:	19763  
  #2  
Old 04-04-2011, 15:22
Balzafire Balzafire is offline
Palladium Member
 
Join Date: 25-04-2009
56 y/o Male from United States
Posts: 1,781
Balzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline MedlineBalzafire must mainline Medline
Points: 7,022, Level: 12 Points: 7,022, Level: 12 Points: 7,022, Level: 12
Activity: 5.7% Activity: 5.7% Activity: 5.7%
New Zealand to Regulate Rather Than Prohibit Synthetic Marijuana

The government of New Zealand plans to regulate and restrict access to legal synthetic cannabinoids, government spokesmen said last week. Under the plan, synthetic cannabinoids could not be sold to people under 18, and they would face regulation of their packaging, marketing, and sales.

The government is following the advice of the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs, which reviews controlled drugs and other psychoactive substances and recommends how such substances should be classified. The committee found no basis for banning fake pot, but said it was unacceptable for the products to be available without regulation.

Products containing synthetic cannabinoids have appeared in markets worldwide in recent years, typically sold as "incense" under brand names including Spice and K2. A number of European governments have responded by banning the substances, as has the US DEA, which imposed an emergency ban earlier this year.

Americans states have responded similarly, with more than a dozen of them imposing bans before the DEA acted, and moves are afoot in other state legislatures this year to enact more bans. California, however, responded similarly to what is proposed in New Zealand, banning it only for minors.

Under the New Zealand proposal, in addition to the ban on minors, sales would be banned in places where minors gather and there would be restrictions on advertising. Fake pot products would have to be sold in child-resistant containers and would have to be labeled with the synthetic cannabinoids they contain.

Moving synthetic cannabinoids from an unregulated substance to a restricted substance under the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act of 2005 will require parliamentary approval.


by Phillip Smith
April 03, 2011
http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/...te_rather_proh
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1ee.jpg
Views:	47
Size:	14.0 KB
ID:	19795  

Share this on:

Tags
cannabinoids, cannabinoids legal status, smoking blends, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic marijuana

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Longitudinal Teen Study: First Puff-->Daily Use. Factors Involved in Daily MJ Use Richard_smoker Miscellaneous News 13 05-08-2013 16:07
UK - Policing guidance following reclassification of Cannabis (UK) Lunar Loops Drug Policy Reform & Narco Politics 1 22-01-2007 11:39
The Supply of Legal Cannabis Thirdedge Law and order 2 05-07-2006 16:44

» New Threads
Going to a 3 day festival, how...
Last post by RealMartinKeller
2 Replies, 62 Views
Please Help Me! How should I taper...
Last post by JonnyBGoode
7 Replies, 331 Views
missed shot, injecting vein right...
Last post by TheBigBadWolf
5 Replies, 74 Views
Cold-Turkeying this shit for good...
Last post by Comeback Kid
7 Replies, 438 Views
I took 1500mg of phenibut-nothing...
Last post by doesit
6 Replies, 105 Views
Phenibut long term experiences ?
Last post by doesit
40 Replies, 2,257 Views
The cycle
Last post by AMhope
1 Replies, 36 Views
Phenibut and/or diphendyramine...
Last post by doesit
1 Replies, 39 Views
New to use of cocaine need advise
Last post by AMhope
19 Replies, 950 Views
think someone put xanax in my beer
Last post by doesit
16 Replies, 339 Views
» New Wiki Articles
GHB
NET

Sitelinks: Information:

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:20.


Copyright: SIN Foundation 2003 - 2014, All rights reserved