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#Legal Highs

# legal-highs - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
# High Inside
# High Inside

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons

May 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,239 Views 19 Comments

There are fears that these drugs

# legal-highs - Saturday 9 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 9th 2016, 7:15 AM 11,107 Views 15 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Tuesday 5 April, 2016

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

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

Apr 5th 2016, 4:10 PM 18,957 Views 44 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 20th 2016, 8:47 PM 20,228 Views 31 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 18th 2015, 9:59 AM 11,416 Views 47 Comments

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”.

# legal-highs - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Students are using prescription medicines to get high
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Students are using prescription medicines to get high

Aug 29th 2015, 12:30 PM 21,069 Views 23 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Monday 10 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 10th 2015, 12:05 PM 29,346 Views 119 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 9th 2015, 3:22 PM 18,115 Views 67 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,217 Views 31 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week

Jun 4th 2015, 4:44 PM 10,661 Views 15 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 14th 2015, 7:38 PM 13,693 Views 33 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted
# Loophole Or No Loophole
# Loophole Or No Loophole

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

Mar 11th 2015, 2:44 PM 9,808 Views 35 Comments

It’s probably best not to take any chances.

# legal-highs - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal
# Banned
# Banned

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

Dec 16th 2014, 9:19 PM 19,737 Views 42 Comments

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

# legal-highs - Friday 22 August, 2014

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised
# Drugs
# Drugs

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:22 PM 16,091 Views 145 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Monday 18 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 18th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,517 Views 31 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Friday 14 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,640 Views 3 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Saturday 28 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 28th 2013, 10:37 AM 12,392 Views 28 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 26th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,178 Views 25 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,082 Views 43 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

Nov 16th 2011, 9:59 AM 10,865 Views 29 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?

Jul 12th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,915 Views 66 Comments

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

# legal-highs - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

Sep 29th 2010, 7:23 PM 1,038 Views 0 Comments

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