The Lord Brian Paddick has slammed the Psychoactive Substances Bill, which could make so called “legal highs” including Poppers illegal as “ridiculous”.
He has called for a more in depth investigation to the Psychoactive Substances Bill, which will could see anyone selling poppers and other so called “legal highs” landing a 7-year jail term, explaining that the language of the law could make criminals out of florists or retailers who sell air fresheners.
“The way that the law is written, it’s any substance that changes your mental state like making you feel happy.
“So suppliers of air fresher for example and potentially florists could be arrested because the scent given off by roses makes people feel romantic, makes them feel better.
“By the strict definition of the law they are supplying a substance which when inhaled through sniffing changes your mental state, that’s how ridiculous this law is.”
Yesterday, Conservative MP Mike Freer shared a document from the Advisory Committee of the Misuse of Drugs which said that poppers were “not seen to be capable of having harmful effects sufficient to constitute a societal problem.”