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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 109 - Misuse of drugs [Head shops] [11662/10]. (10 Mar 2010)

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109. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Finance if he has given consideration to making it illegal for any retailer to sell any product advertised as a legal high or similar substance or preparation without a licence issued by the Revenue Commissioners and on payment of an appropriate fee; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Finance (Deputy Brian Lenihan): I share the Deputy’s concerns about this issue. However, I do not consider that requiring licensing through the Revenue Commissioners is the appropriate means for dealing with the issue. The Deputy may be aware that the Government recently decided to commence a notification process, under the appropriate EC Directives, of our intention to make a Declaration Order under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 declaring certain substances, products and preparations to be controlled drugs for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 and 1984.
Vol. 704 No. 4  
Written Answers - Misuse of Drugs
Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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