28th June 11
DIT research shows renewed efforts needed to tackle sale of illegal ‘headshop drugs’ online
Renewed efforts are needed to tackle the sale of illegal ‘headshop drugs’ on the internet, according to new research undertaken by DIT.
27th June 11
Renewed efforts needed to tackle sale of illegal ‘headshop drugs’ online
Renewed efforts are needed to tackle the sale of illegal ‘headshop drugs’ on the internet, according to new research from the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD).
12th May 11
Customs seize 34kg of head shop drugs
Customs seized 34kg of banned head shop drugs last year, mainly in the post.
12th May 11
Medical problems caused by ‘legal highs’ continue
People continue to present to hospitals with serious medical and psychiatric problems from former “legal highs” despite the crackdown on head shops, according to a respected doctor.
13th April 11
New laws will counter second wave of legal highs
The Department of Health has drawn up further legislation to outlaw a new wave of “head shop” drugs which are hitting the Irish market.
17th March 11
Shock over sale of head shop drugs on Internet
Brazen drug pushers are targeting Wexford youths by selling banned head shop drugs on the Internet.
17th January 11
Loophole allows head shops to sell cannabis ‘grow kits’
A number of so-called head shops have begun selling equipment that can be used to cultivate cannabis plants – and thanks to a loophole in recently introduced legislation they cannot be prosecuted for the practice.
13th December 10
Ban on drugs is failing, expert warns
The seizure of more than €1m worth of head-shop drugs at the weekend shows the demand for once-legal highs hasn’t diminished, according to a leading expert.
9th October 10
All but 19 head shops closed in crackdown
A Government crackdown on head shops selling psychoactive substances appears to have been a success with only 19 now in operation, according to garda figures.
1st October 10
Man died after taking head shop drug
A man died after consuming the head shop drug MDPV, which has a similar effect to cocaine, but is 20 to 30 times more potent.