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Anderson welcomes ban on 'legal high' sales

14 November, 2014 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has welcomed a move to ban the sale of so-called 'legal highs' in the North. 

Speaking after the High Court in Belfast granted an injunction against the sale and advertisement of the substances, Ms Anderson said; 

"These toxic substances known as legal highs are causing untold misery across communities. 

"This injunction, which came about as a result of a case taken by Belfast City Council and the Attorney General, is a very welcome development. 

"It is a landmark ruling that will stop the sale of these substances and potentially save lives in the process. 

"As an MEP I have been working with a range of groups and individuals to tackle the problems caused by legals highs. 

"This move by Belfast City Council, led by Sinn Féin councillors, shows what can be achieved and I would encourage other councils to follow their lead and work with them to help stamp out this scourge from our society."

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