UPDATE: Possession of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’, will be illegal from 8 November 2023.
New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) or 'Legal Highs' as they are commonly known are substances that are used recreationally but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act (1971), not licensed for legal use, and not regulated as a medicine (Medicines Act 1968). You may sometimes also hear these referred to as 'Novel Psychoactive Substances'.
Being legal does not mean it is safe!
NPS is a new and emerging drug market and we are currently working on getting the most up to date information we can. Whilst we find this information you can check out the video below which will give some more information about NPS