What are the SNP doing to tackle legal highs?

Use of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), also known as legal highs, has been on the increase in Scotland in recent years. Steps have already been taken by the SNP Scottish Government and Police Scotland to tackle the issue, including the purchase of specialist forensic equipment to better identify new substances, local councils have been sent a request to ban NPS in their Public Entertainment Licenses, and guidance have been given to Trading Standards staff.

SNP MP’s have backed a new law to ban the production, distribution, sale and supply of NPS in the UK – making them unlawful, less visible and less available, reducing the risk posed by these substances.

The SNP Scottish Government will continue to support effective education on drugs and their risks for the people of Scotland, as well as investing in drug and alcohol treatment services.