Ban on Substances found in Headshops

Mary Harney has brought an order to Government today banning with immediate effect a number of substances available in Head Shops. It follows approval for the measure from the European Commission yesterday. The new law makes it illegal to sell or buy substances such as Mephedrone, also known as Snow or Blow, liquid escasty and Kettamine. Anyone found distributing or selling the banned substances are subject to criminal sanction of up to seven years in prison and or a fine for unlawful possession and on indictment up to a maximum period of life imprisonment for unlawful supply. Headshops all around the country are closing their doors and shutters remain down today