Does the Psychoactive Substances Act impact you?

11-Jul-2016

A new ban on psychoactive substances came into force in May with laws that may affect your business

The Psychoactive Substances Act came into force in May, with unexpected yet serious implications for beauty retailers, explains Sebastian Calnan, Consultant at EMW Law LLP

What does the new Act mean for UK retailers?

Sebastian Calnan

The Psychoactive Substances Act came into force on 26 May, creating a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the UK. This new law has been coming for a long time now in order to address the problem of legal highs, and creates a range of new offences. A variety of legitimate businesses is affected and will have to be on the alert; staff training for this new law is essential.

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