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[Oireachtas] 188. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding the proposed legislation in relation to head shops. [18994/10]. (12 May 2010)

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National drugs strategy

188. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position regarding the proposed legislation in relation to head shops; if the heads of the legislation have been brought to Cabinet; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
 
Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Deputy Dermot Ahern):  The Government yesterday gave approval for priority drafting of my proposals for a Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Bill which will make it an offence to supply unregulated psychoactive substances for human consumption. The proposed Bill will also give the Gardaí and the courts the power to prevent the sale of such substances for human consumption by specified persons or from specified places.
 
My proposals are part of a Government multi-pronged approach to dealing with head shops and are in addition to the orders expanding the list of controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Acts to include the mainstream of products being sold in head shops announced by the Minister for Health and Children yesterday.
 
Vol. 708 No. 4  
Written Answers – National Drug Strategy
Wednesday, 12 May 2010

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