MP Mike Freer has called for the “pause” on banning poppers in the Government’s forthcoming Psychoactive Substances Bill.
The bill which will outlaw all legal highs, will see the selling of poppers formally known as alkyl nitrate, become a criminal offense.
Conservative MP for Finchley & Golders Green Mike Freer has said that the Government needs to reconsider the bill and “pause the banning of poppers”, which is due to be debated on Wednesday 20th January.
Earlier today the MP tweeted a letter from the Advisory Committee of the Misuse of Drugs where they said that poppers were “not seen to be capable of having harmful effects sufficient to constitute a societal problem.”
Poppers are largely used by the gay community to aid in anal sex due to its relaxation effects, which can make penetration for the receptive partner easier.