Legal highs: shut down those who put others at risk

SO-CALLED legal highs might not be against the law, but that doesn't mean they are safe, far from it.

Loading Comments

The police may not have the same powers they do when they go after those supplying the classified drugs, but that doesn't mean dealing in these substances should be tolerated.

The calls for City Property, the council-owned commercial landlord, to make it clear to tenants that selling these substances will not be tolerated is a welcome addition to the campaign against them.

People taking these chemicals think they are safer than illegal drugs but the nature of their composition is unknown and they can cause a range of conditions and can ultimately be fatal.

Shopkeepers who sell the drugs under the cover of plant food or bath salts are aware of the intended use and are aware of the dangers posed to the consumer, but are prepared to supply them for profit.

This is not the type of retail business we want in Glasgow and if the council property firm can shut them down then they would be doing the city a service.

Recent deaths from legal highs should serve as a warning to anyone intending of taking them and the threat of eviction and forced out of business could be enough to stop otherwise legitimate businesses from being involved in their supply.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
A weekly round up of social highlights

A weekly round up of social highlights

Cat's Eyes on Glasgow

The Look Awards, a bra fitting and going veggie at Usha’s.




Gail’s Gab

Gail’s Gab

Gail Sheridan is a mother-of-one and wife to Tommy and she likes to get political with the hot topic of the week in her column Gail’s Gab.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

Jam packed with Empire biscuit making.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You couldn’t make up half the stuff that happens to PA Janice Bell- some of the jams she gets herself into are worth a story or two.