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Call to ban all synthetic cannabis

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April 14, 2016

The Member for Sandringham Murray Thompson today strongly supported the call in the Victorian Parliament last night by the Member for Evelyn Christine Fyffe for the Victorian Government to “introduce legislation to ban all forms of synthetic cannabis to prevent new chemical cocktails being sold.”

Mr Thompson noted that “in January 2016, the United Kingdom Parliament passed a psychoactive substances bill, which enshrines in British law a ban on all psychoactive substances.”

Currently in Victoria there is a problem due to the substance-by substance banning approach taken by the Government. New versions of synthetic drugs are being produced using different chemical compounds, meaning they are not covered by existing legislation.

Synthetic cannabis causes death.

Last year a Bayside region resident died after trying a synthetic drug called Kronic, which was bought over the counter at a shopping centre business premise. It was advertised as a safe legal high but resulted in the tragic loss of a son, brother and father.