Psychoactive substances are some of the ingredients used in different drugs that affect the mind. You might know such drugs as party pills, herbal highs, legal highs, synthetic cannabis or legal recreational drugs.
Important information for retailers and wholesalers
You can now apply for a licence to sell approved products by retail or wholesale.
However, there are currently no approved products. Due to the prohibition on the use of animal testing for the purposes of assessing whether a psychoactive product should be approved, it is unlikely that there will be any approved products for at least the next three years.
On this basis, the Authority recommends that you do not apply for a licence to sell approved products by retail or wholesale at this time.
If you still choose to apply for a licence, more information can be found on the Licence application forms and guidelines page.
News and Events
|04/08/2016||News item||The Psychoactive Substances Regulatory relocation close down period|
|05/06/2015||News item||Psychoactive Substances Retail Regulations|
|26/05/2015||Media release||Minister concerned at reports of adverse reactions|
|01/05/2015||Update||No applications for product approvals have been received.|