An essential overview of The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, a key piece of criminal legislation
The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 came into force at midnight on 25th May 2016 with the purpose of making it illegal to produce, supply, import or export a psychoactive substance that is likely to be used to get high.
Delivered by Datalaw favourite Colin Beaumont, this course deals with the various offences created by the Act and is essential viewing for anyone involved in advising suspects at the police station stage or at court.
Offering an easily digestible approach to advising in the area of both intent and recklessness concerning the supply of such illegal ‘highs’ this course will also:
• Examine some of the important case-law decisions that have been made since the implementation of the Act
• Consider the specific offence concerning possession
• Discuss the civil remedies available to the police rather than taking action by way of criminal offences
• Ensure that practitioners understand how having a psychoactive effect upon someone is defined within the Act
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