Cracking down on drug cocktails

A NEW legislative framework is on the way to crack down on pharmaceuticals being used to concoct hallucinogenic and psychoactive drugs.

After the launch of a workshop on synthetic drugs at the Regional Police training Centre last week, Minister of Home Affairs Edmund Hinkson announced that his ministry, along with the Ministry of Health and representatives from the Barbados Drug Service and National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) were working in collaboration to advise Cabinet on drafting legal policies to deal with the matter.

“Government will act on the advice after the consideration of those technical proposals on how else to reform and modernise legislation,” he said. “This is an issue that is evolving. the ill effect of illegal substance abuse is changing every year and it’s a question of modernising and keeping up to date.”

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