Legal high ban to be reviewed after laughing gas case collapses
The law banning so-called legal highs is going to be reviewed after the collapse of two court cases.
Metro.co.uk reported on Wednesday that a judge at Taunton Crown Court threw out a case against two supsects accused of trying to deal nitrous oxide at Glastonbury last year, after hearing it was actually still legal.
Defence barrister Ramya Nagesh had successfully argued that nitrous oxide – also known as laughing gas, balloons, or very occasionally ‘hippy crack’ – is actually a medicine, and is therefore exempt from the new law.
Delivering his dismissal in court on Friday, August 25, Judge... read more
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