Legal high worries


Doubts remain in Oamaru, even though the Psychoactive Substances Bill has been passed into law.

On Thursday, the bill received overwhelming cross-party support with 119 members voting in favour with one against.

The new legislation regulates the importation, manufacture and supply of psychoactive substances, which are the active ingredients in party pills, energy pills and herbal highs.

But Oamaru campaigners have concerns, as it appears that the products will still be available in town.

The sale of psychoactive products will be prohibited from dairies, convenience and grocery stores, supermarkets, service stations and liquor outlets, but established businesses which trade in psychoactive products may apply for interim licences to continue their activities.


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