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Prime Minister backs calls to ban killer legal high AMT

Swindon Advertiser: Chris Scott, 23, died last year after taking the novel-pyschoactive drug AMT Chris Scott, 23, died last year after taking the novel-pyschoactive drug AMT

PRIME Minister David Cameron has supported calls for killer legal high, AMT, to be banned during Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon.

South Swindon MP, Robert Buckland, asked Cameron about whether anything would be done to ban the synthetic drug, alpha-methyltriptamine, after the death of 23-year-old Chris Scott.

The father-of-three from Parks died from multiple organ failure last July after trying the drug with friends he met up with Buckhurst Fields.

Buckland said: “I asked the question in PMQs - he supported our call for AMT to be banned.”

Following Chris’ death his family have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the effects of the drug in an attempt to prevent further tragedies happening.

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2:38pm Wed 8 Jan 14

benzss says...

I'm pleased to know that once something is illegal it doesn't happen.

Phew.
I'm pleased to know that once something is illegal it doesn't happen. Phew. benzss
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6:54am Thu 9 Jan 14

TechnoDon says...

any death is a tragedy but making these substances illegal doesn't reduce harm or reduce availability. its time for David Cameron to setup a royal commission to look at drugs policy before this situation gets worse.
any death is a tragedy but making these substances illegal doesn't reduce harm or reduce availability. its time for David Cameron to setup a royal commission to look at drugs policy before this situation gets worse. TechnoDon
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2:03pm Thu 9 Jan 14

alyxuk says...

Why should Cameron be throwing his weight behind a ban campaign that is yet to be evaluated by the body PUT IN PLACE to evaluate drugs and their safety?

AMT will be banned, a new chemical similar will crop up, even more untested and unknown (AMT was developed as an antidepressant in the 60s, and went through all the normal clinical testing any drug would).. when users only use these obscure "legal highs" in the first place because they don't have reliable access to better researched drugs (such as MDMA and LSD, which have established safety profiles)
Why should Cameron be throwing his weight behind a ban campaign that is yet to be evaluated by the body PUT IN PLACE to evaluate drugs and their safety? AMT will be banned, a new chemical similar will crop up, even more untested and unknown (AMT was developed as an antidepressant in the 60s, and went through all the normal clinical testing any drug would).. when users only use these obscure "legal highs" in the first place because they don't have reliable access to better researched drugs (such as MDMA and LSD, which have established safety profiles) alyxuk
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4:22pm Thu 9 Jan 14

benzss says...

alyxuk wrote:
Why should Cameron be throwing his weight behind a ban campaign that is yet to be evaluated by the body PUT IN PLACE to evaluate drugs and their safety?

AMT will be banned, a new chemical similar will crop up, even more untested and unknown (AMT was developed as an antidepressant in the 60s, and went through all the normal clinical testing any drug would).. when users only use these obscure "legal highs" in the first place because they don't have reliable access to better researched drugs (such as MDMA and LSD, which have established safety profiles)
Oh don't come here being all informed and reasonable. Act like you read the Daily Mail!
[quote][p][bold]alyxuk[/bold] wrote: Why should Cameron be throwing his weight behind a ban campaign that is yet to be evaluated by the body PUT IN PLACE to evaluate drugs and their safety? AMT will be banned, a new chemical similar will crop up, even more untested and unknown (AMT was developed as an antidepressant in the 60s, and went through all the normal clinical testing any drug would).. when users only use these obscure "legal highs" in the first place because they don't have reliable access to better researched drugs (such as MDMA and LSD, which have established safety profiles)[/p][/quote]Oh don't come here being all informed and reasonable. Act like you read the Daily Mail! benzss
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