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#Legal Highs

# legal-highs - Sunday 14 May, 2017

# legal-highs - Saturday 9 April, 2016

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.

# 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'

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

It’s probably best not to take any chances.

# legal-highs - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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…

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?

# legal-highs - Wednesday 29 September, 2010

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.