Commission wants to ban 7 new psychoactive substance

The Commission wants to ban seven new psychoactive substances across the European Union. The seven new psychoactive substances, including those commonly known as “spice”, “herbal incense” and “legal weed”, belong to two categories: four are synthetic cannabinoids, with effects similar to cannabis but much more toxic, while the other three substances are synthetic opioids closely related to fentanyl. Over 170 deaths in the EU have already been associated with consumption of these substances.

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