A flagship law is on the brink of collapse as experts say the Tories have ‘blood on their hands’

Two ‘test cases’ for prosecutions under the law both collapsed
The Canary (UK)
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Empty canisters of laughing gas are a common sight in fields after music festivals One of the Conservative government’s flagship laws has been left on the brink of collapse, as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced a “full review” of the legislation. But experts are calling for more action to be taken, as they say that the Tories’ “ideological” war has left them with “blood on their hands”. The Psychoactive Substances Act became law in 2016. It covered anything considered a previously so-called “legal high“; that is a drug which contains chemicals producing the same effect as an illegal substance. The CPS review comes after two attempted prosecutions for intent to supply nitrous oxide, or ‘laughing gas’, fell apart.