MLC ‘appalled’ at easy access to synthetic drugs

‘There are thousands of chemicals used in the manufacture of these items, chemicals to which most of the population have not been exposed and limited knowledge on potential side effects is available,’ he said.

‘I have been informed by the authorities that it is very difficult to control as once a particular chemical has been isolated and the product subsequently banned, a new formula comes onto the market with different ingredients.

‘I’m also concerned that minors might be able to purchase these dangerous products, but I hope this really isn’t the case, and that minors can’t gain access to them.’