Animal welfare groups have started showing big concerns towards the partial Government back down over testing party pills on dogs and several other animals.
In order to restrict the use of synthetic cannabis and so called `party pills', New Zealand Government has announced that the drug manufacturers will not be allowed to sell their products having mentioned things which prove that they are safe to consume.
Health Minister Peter Dunne has declared recently that any substances containing cannabis will be banned from commercial sale. Rather, it has been reported that four substances containing synthetic cannabis have already been banned and yet another 28 substances have been recently banned under Temporary Class Drug Notices.
There has been a cat and mouse game being played between the manufacturers of synthetic cannabis and the health authorities. After some active ingredients were banned yesterday from products like Tai High and Spice, there are speculations that new products would soon be on shelves.
While this is known that synthetic cannabinoids are legally prohibited by the government, this time a popular ingredient in party pills has come under the scanner. It was found that the substance commonly known as DMAA (1, 3-dimethylamylamine) can cause serious health concerns, including increased blood pressure, headaches, vomiting and stroke.
It has been recently revealed that the ban placed on the synthetic production of cannabis has caused a retailer to react, saying that he hadn’t received a word about the same, by the health officials. He further added that no word from the health officials has also put his business in a state of turmoil with possible chances of prosecution.