Head shop drugs widely available online, study warns
Banned head shop drugs are still widely available on the internet, while Customs officials have made 23 seizures already this year, it emerged yesterday.
A report commissioned by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) and carried out by researchers at Dublin Institute of Technology, claims current problem drug users are especially at risk from head shop drugs, sometimes taking potent drugs intravenously.
The previous government effectively banned head shops last August with the introduction of the Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act, which made it an offence to sell, import, export or advertise psychoactive products.
Source: Noel Baker, Irish Examiner, 28/06/2011