The New Zealand Government has announced that it will ban all synthetic drugs until they can be proven to be low-risk.
The new move was announced by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne over the holidays.
The move comes as Labour plans to announce its own policy on psychoactive substances tomorrow, and follows increasing protest from local communities to legal highs.
Mr Dunne explained the law will come into affect within two weeks so that people will not be able to stockpile the drugs.
Currently there are 150 outlets selling legal highs in New Zealand.
The Psychoactive Substances Act required synthetic drug manufacturers to prove their drugs were low-risk before they could be sold.
It is believed that it will be sometime before a Ministry of Health testing programme will be put in place.
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