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NSW Australia Bans Synthetic Highs


NSW Australia Bans Synthetic Highs

In a direction which is the complete opposite of New Zealand’s legalisation of Psychoactive Substances the New South Wales parliament passed into law the “Drugs and Poisons Legislation Amendment (New Psychoactive and Other Substances) Bill 2013” which prohibits the manufacture, supply, sale and advertising of psychoactive substances.

“An Act to amend the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 to prohibit the manufacture, supply, sale and advertising of psychoactive substances and to remove the requirement for analogues of prohibited drugs to have psychotropic properties; to amend the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 with respect to the addition of further substances to the Poisons List; and for other purposes."

The recent October the 7th 2013 New South Wales Bill follows a similar 2010 Irish Bill which also prohibited non-prescribed psychoactive substances. In Ireland the impact from the Bill was immediate with almost all sellers of psychoactive substances removing the products overnight and the following three years showing a reduction in drug related crime.

This is the type of legislation that New Zealanders thought was being passed by our parliament says Toa Greening a community spokesperson for Team Manurewa. New Zealand is heading down an unacceptable path where the use of psychoactive substances is becoming an acceptable way of life.

Communities across New Zealand must demand from their local members of parliament to support prohibition legislation as the ramifications of such a large scale experiment could be devastating to New Zealand.

http://www.TeamManurewa.org.nz

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