‘Difficulties in enforcing’ new legal highs ban - police

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UNCERTAINTY surrounds how a new law banning legal highs will be enforced.

That is the view of Hampshire’s police and crime commissioner, Simon Hayes.

Ahead of the Psychoactive Substances Act coming into force on April 6, Mr Hayes said an awareness campaign and education about the dangers must continue.

He said it was a good thing the law will not criminalise those who take these substances, but instead seeks to disrupt the supply chain.