The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

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The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby Dazzler » Thu May 26, 3:40 pm

This idiotic piece of legislation, flawed in concept and with no real-world evidence of efficacy (quite the opposite, in fact) has finally become law after a year-long battle by its corporate-backed sponsors:

http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analy ... become-law

Its effect will certainly be to drive profits away from legal, taxpaying businesses with at least some responsibility and accountability, to criminals.

This is the most idiotic piece of legislation in a quagmire of stupid lawmaking, at a time when most countries are heading in the other direction.

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby smokedpeppers » Thu May 26, 9:52 pm

maybe, queen's leaning towards legalising cannabis, if so, competition got to go??
or maybe its a nanny thing?

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby Dazzler » Fri May 27, 7:46 am

I doubt it. What it does is criminalise by default any 'psychoactive substance' not on the government's approved list.

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Sun May 29, 3:52 pm

Dazzler wrote:I doubt it. What it does is criminalise by default any 'psychoactive substance' not on the government's approved list.



god forbid the people are allowed to perceive and think!

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby Dazzler » Sun May 29, 3:59 pm

It's terrifying really. What with this and TTIP and the acceleration of regulatory capture, the corporate trap is closing an there's nothing we can really do about it.

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Mon May 30, 2:46 am

Dazzler wrote:It's terrifying really. What with this and TTIP and the acceleration of regulatory capture, the corporate trap is closing an there's nothing we can really do about it.


exactly!! It is like a noose tightening around all of our necks - we have a few elections left before there will be no turning back
people do not understand the completly dire situation we are really in

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Re: The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

Postby MileHighDenver » Mon May 30, 4:22 am

Dazzler wrote:I doubt it. What it does is criminalise by default any 'psychoactive substance' not on the government's approved list.


Prohibition of popular substances drives a thriving black market and some willing to take a risk can make a lot of tax free money.

MLK said "I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for the law."

Try not to get caught though.


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