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#Legal Highs

From TheJournal.ie 'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons High Inside
From TheJournal.ie Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law Dangerous Substances

Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law

Concerns are being raised about the lack of progress in tackling certain psychoactive substances.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown' Europol

Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'

The EU Drug Markets Report shows that the use of new drugs continues to rise across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban Blunt Talk

British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban

Crispin Blunt was speaking against a proposed ban on the recreational drug, which is popular among gay men.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí admit they can't prosecute over 'legal highs', despite links to deaths Hands Tied

Gardaí admit they can't prosecute over 'legal highs', despite links to deaths

The mother of a young man whose death was connected to the drugs said, “If the Gardai had been tougher it wouldn’t have been as easy to get this stuff”.

From TheJournal.ie Students are using prescription medicines to get high Legal Highs

Students are using prescription medicines to get high

The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs Uppers

UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs

Jordan Blackburn his life has been “destroyed” by the death of his friend.

From TheJournal.ie Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking 'legal highs' Legal Highs

Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking 'legal highs'

There was “huge outcry” over the issue, a local community worker said.

From TheJournal.ie The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs Legal Highs

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

From TheJournal.ie Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week Dark Web

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week

A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can shop for it like a pint of milk' - Co Down family blame legal highs for son's death Drugs

'You can shop for it like a pint of milk' - Co Down family blame legal highs for son's death

Dawn and Carl Owens say the drugs made their some distracted and suicidal.

From TheJournal.ie "Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted Loophole Or No Loophole

"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted

It’s probably best not to take any chances.

From TheJournal.ie Four more legal highs have now been made illegal Banned

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

From TheJournal.ie Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised Drugs

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016 Legal Highs

Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016

A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths Drugs

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths

Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI Robbery

Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI

Bags of Herbal Haze, China White and Dust till Dawn were stolen from a shop yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern Legal Highs

'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern

UN concerned about pyschoactive substances being sold online – authorities can’t keep up with upsurge in use.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe Drug Use

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should all legal highs be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?

Sixteen per cent of Irish young people say they’ve tried legal highs, while one third think they should be banned. Have your say…

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

In today’s 9 at 9: Rioting in Belfast, a crackdown for legal highs on the way, Anonymous reveals its latest attack, and good news for Ireland’s interest rate?

From TheJournal.ie Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds Legal Highs

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

An inquest hears that a man stoned on mephedrone, a legal high, downed the spirit and died of alcohol poisoning.