Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Is the United Kingdom going to ban Coffee?

  A proposed U.K. bill, expected to be released later this week, includes a "blanket ban" on legal highs, and the current legislation is written in a way to make the ban so broad that alcohol, cigarettes, and COFFEE are included unless specific exemptions are issued.

  Queen Elizabeth announced the legislation on 5/26/2015, and the bill would ban "any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect."

  The new law would carry a maximum of up to seven-years in prison. The Guardian reports. The bill would first ban all psychoactive substances and then list which if any substances will be government-permitted.

 Poland has a similar law, but the law says that substances must produce a "significant" effect, so caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco are not banned.
  The U.K. law is designed to prohibit chemically engineered drugs that are legal until explicitly banned.