Lib Dems launch petition against ‘legal highs’

Pictured are David May and Sanjay Samani outside Montrose Legal High shop.

Pictured are David May and Sanjay Samani outside Montrose Legal High shop.

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Angus Liberal Democrats have launched a petition calling on the sale of so called ‘legal highs’ to end immediately.

The call follows the news that the Montrose Evape-o-lution shop has been broken into for a third time, and concerns have been raised that dangerous drugs are finding their way onto Angus’ streets.

The petition calls on the owners of the shops in Montrose, Arbroath and across Tayside to stop selling Novel Psychoactive Substances with immediate effect.

The petition, which has been backed by councillor David May and Lib Dem candidate for Angus Sanjay Samani, can be found online at http://bit.ly/StopLegalHighs

Mr Samani commented: “There is no legitimate use of these products, which is why the UK Government has indicated that they will be banned in future. The owners should stop exploiting the vulnerable and stop selling them immediately.

“With the Montrose shop is getting broken into repeatedly, these dangerous drugs are finding their way onto the streets and may lead to serious health issues for people living in Angus.”

Councillor May added: There are some very serious questions about security in the shop if the so called legal highs products can be removed so easily.”