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As of 12:am Thursday 8th of may it will be illegal to obtain, sell, use, produce Psychoactive Substances or ‘Synthetic Highs’ that are currently purchased legally at smoke shops or Dairy’s.
There has been a fast pace towards the ban of synthetic legal highs in New Zealand, as there has been a lot of out cry over the effect on communities and the discontent with the testing of these substances on animals.
Parliament recognises the effect of this bill, conflicting the idea banning substances if high on demand, may setup for a Black Market of obtaining such synthetics that have been widespread in today’s culture and most opinions in favour have no tolerance for these products on the streets.