Breaking News: The remaining 36 Legal Highs and Synthetic Cannabis products will officially be banned and illegal to sell at 12:01 am Thursday 8th May.
Retailers are likely to remain open until the last possible moment to sell remaining stock, however some online stores have already been shut down.
The Ministry of Health has prematurely removed six leading synthetic cannabis brands from shelves by revoking their interim licences.
Peter Dunne had previously stated that it’s impossible to pinpoint which products are causing “the issues”, this seems to say otherwise.
Prime Minister John Key has announced that all animal testing will be banned in respect of synthetic cannabis and party pills.
The National Government had intended to allow tests to be carried out on rats, but not other animals such as rabbits.
Opinion: I don’t believe it’s the manufacturers or the products themselves that are solely responsible for causing issues.
I think a lot of it came down to marketing and education and the way that people abused these products. Keep reading.