Psychoactive Substances Act: A council guide

The Psychoactive Substances Act came into effect on 26 May 2016. The Act bans the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances. The LGA lobbied for a ban of psychoactive substances and supported the Act as it progressed through Parliament and became law.

This guidance document for officers and councillors outlines the key provisions for the Act and the implications for council teams that have been involved in tackling psychoactive substances and the problems they cause.


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