New Psychoactive Substances (NPS)

What's changed?

From 26 May 2016 the Psychoactive Substances Act came into force. This means that those involved in the:

  • supply
     
  • production
     
  • possession with intent to supply
     
  • and importation or exportation

of a psychoactive substance will now face a prison sentence of up to 7 years.


 

Where does it apply?

This blanket ban applies across the whole UK whenever they are intended for human consumption.

Police will also be able to deploy new civil sanctions including prohibition and premise notices. This allows them to shut down ‘headshops’ and UK-based online dealers, with up to 2 years in prison for those who fail to comply. 

This will help protect potential users from harm and communities from anti-social behaviour.


 

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