The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – In force 6th May

By August 24, 2016Uncategorized

Employers may wish to review their drug and alcohol polices to ensure they cover Psychoactive Substances (substances which act on the central nervous system to affect mental functioning or emotional state – commonly known as ‘legal highs’).  The Act sets out a number of offences including to intentionally or recklessly produce or supply a psychoactive substance and provides that supply within the vicinity of a school will be an aggravating factor, (that is treated as a more serious offence).