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Hi everybody,

There seems to be a bit of confusion with relation to the legality of "spice", I was under the impression that "Spice" is a Synthetic Cannabinoid therefore is classed as a Class B Drug so it is illegal to possess under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Some of my colleagues have stated that it comes under the Psychoactive Substances Act, where it is illegal to deal but not to possess.There is also the issue of the definition of a Synthetic Cannabinoid. I think a lot of it is down to the definition, especially when people see that CBD Oil is legal due to not containing THC.

Can someone please clarify this for me?

Thank you

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On 16/04/2018 at 23:06, Murtaugh said:

Hi everybody,

There seems to be a bit of confusion with relation to the legality of "spice", I was under the impression that "Spice" is a Synthetic Cannabinoid therefore is classed as a Class B Drug so it is illegal to possess under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Some of my colleagues have stated that it comes under the Psychoactive Substances Act, where it is illegal to deal but not to possess.There is also the issue of the definition of a Synthetic Cannabinoid. I think a lot of it is down to the definition, especially when people see that CBD Oil is legal due to not containing THC.

Can someone please clarify this for me?

Thank you

You are right, it is a synthetic cannabinoid, Spice is a brand name, not a type of drug, which is a regular misconception. 

PSA covers Synthetic drugs. 

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