The police were soon given the power iplegal stop and search people for illegal drugs. The move has restricted public access to products, such as high strength drain cleaners, that contain this dangerous corrosive substance. Penalties for trafficking and supply were increased in the s. This policy on drugs was maintained in Britain, and nowhere else, until the s. Share this. They may be asked to provide evidence of this and explain the intended use of the chemical.
I am sure that all retailers will enforce the new restrictions. Retailers failing to check for a licence face 2 years in prison and an unlimited fine.
It has been argued that the main legal innovations between and were in response to international pressures, not domestic problems. It was not itself binding on countries, which had to pass their own legislation.
Sulphuric acid can be a very dangerous substance. This reduced the separation between medical and punitive responses that had characterised the British system in the past.
This has not impacted professional users. Businesses also have an obligation to report suspicious transactions, ificant losses or thefts.
News story Government introduces tough new iklegal to prevent acid attacks The government has banned people possessing strong sulphuric acid without a valid reason as part of its drive to tackle acid attacks and violent crime. To control global drug trading and use, it banned countries from treating addicts by prescribing illegal substances, allowing only scientific and medical uses of drugs.
The changes we have introduced will help to ensure that sulphuric acid is kept away from those who mean harm. History[ edit ] Until drug use was hardly controlled, and widely available opium and coca preparations commonplace.
It is, however, their responsibility to comply with these new regulations. Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, Victoria Atkins said: Acid attacks are utterly appalling crimes and we are determined to put a stop to them. Professional users do not need a licence providing they are using sulphuric acid illeal the purposes connected with their trade or business.
Applicants need a legitimate purpose for a licence and must disclose any relevant health issues and criminal offences.
During this period the medical profession illega the distribution of licit opioid supplies and the provisions of the Dangerous Drugs Acts of and controlled illicit supplies. We are taking this threat seriously and are making it harder to possess and purchase corrosive substances. Under this policy drug use remained low; there was relatively little recreational use and few dependent users, who were prescribed drugs by their doctors as part of their treatment.
Although the Convention dealt with the problems of drug production and trafficking, rather than the punishment of drug users, the Act introduced criminal penalties for possession by individuals of small amounts of drugs, as well as possession with intent to traffic or deal in drugs.