New psychoactive substances legislation in Ireland - Perspectives from academia.

@article{Kavanagh2014NewPS,
  title={New psychoactive substances legislation in Ireland - Perspectives from academia.},
  author={Pierce V. Kavanagh and John D Power},
  journal={Drug testing and analysis},
  year={2014},
  volume={6 7-8},
  pages={884-91}
}
The emergence of 'legal highs' or 'new psychoactive substances' (NPS) on the Irish market is reflective of their appearance in many countries, with some notable exceptions. The official response to the situation is examined here by looking at Irish controlled drugs legislation and drug enforcement policies as enacted in recent years and their effects on academic research on NPS. The philosophy and practice of outright bans of scheduled substances has not been effective in delivering the stated… CONTINUE READING
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