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Mexxy, Black Mamba and other ‘legal highs’ to be banned

A number of so-called ‘legal highs’ will become illegal Class B drugs, the Home Office has announced.

Following advice from the government’s independent drug experts, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), new synthetic cannabinoids (such as those sold under the name ‘Black Mamba’) and methoxetamine (sold as Mexxy) and its related compounds will be classified under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

People who take ‘legal highs’ are taking serious risks with their lives because often they do not know what they are taking and the drugs may contain harmful substances.

Warwickshire DAAT advise that ‘Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s safe’. For more information on individual substances please visit www.talktofrank.com .

If you have any concerns about a young person’s alcohol or drug use, please contact Compass Warwickshire on 01788 578227 or email warwickshire@compass-uk.org or for adults

 Visit our website www.warwickshire.gov.uk/drugs for advice and information about local support services for adults.

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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