The use of animals to test the safety of legal highs – including party pills and synthetic cannabis – is still on the cards despite vehement protests.
Fairfax revealed last December that animal testing was being considered following the Government’s crackdown on designer drugs.
The Psychoactive Substances Bill introduced to Parliament today will mean legal highs have to be proved safe before they can be sold, Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has announced.
“The Bill will be a complete game-changer in terms of party pills and other legal highs,” Mr Dunne said.
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NZ Psychoactive Substances Bill – New Zealand 2013 Read / Download
Click the above link to read and download the Official NZ Legal Highs & Psychoactive Substances Bill February 2013.
Products in NZ known as “legal highs” will have to be proven safe before they can be sold under a bill the government has introduced to parliament.
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne says the legislation is “a complete game-changer” in the way party pills are treated.