Organisers of this summer’s music festivals have been asked by the government to warn about “legal highs”.
Minister for Crime Prevention James Brokenshire wrote to festival organisers asking them to warn people how such substances could be dangerous.
He also said drug laws would be changed so temporary bans could be introduced on “emerging substances” while scientific advice is sought.
Letters were also sent to councils and police forces in festival areas
This is one of the great cons practiced by all political parties. They show public concern, but fail to acknowledge that their policies are simply not working. Are they going to warn them about the mushrooms that grow wild everywhere ? How about the flag iris ? That is grown in many gardens, is 100% legal and contains a mind altering drug.
It is past time that we had a politician with the guts and determination to really look at why we have such terrible problems with drugs in our society instead of the sticking plaster approach that seems to remain with us.