I fully support the calls made by Cheshire West and Chester Council Leader Councillor Mike Jones for the Home Secretary Theresa May to introduce legislation that would see so called ‘legal highs’ such as Gogaine covered by the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Legal highs in the past few years have become an increasing threat especially to young partygoers who tragically believe that as they are not yet classified as an illegal substance they must be safe.
This misjudgement is further reinforced by the drugs being readily available in shops around Cheshire. It is about time that legislation fully caught up with the threat posed by these new party drugs so that affirmative action can be taken against the ‘hed shops’ that have effectively become legal drug dealers.
Until police are given the full powers of prosecution over these legal highs, I fear that more young people will fall victim to these lethal substances.