Why bother making laws? The police intend to make their own whilst waiting for parliament to catch up.....
People caught with “legal highs” like mephedrone face being arrested and having their homes searched.
Senior officers say the chemicals will be treated as illegal until tests show otherwise as they try to protect young people from using dangerous drugs which have not been banned.
Where people are found with drugs, police say they will be arrested on suspicion of possession controlled drugs until tests show the substances are not illegal.
Legal highs like mephedrone are not prohibited under the Misuse of Drugs Act - but it is illegal to sell them for human consumption. Shops get around this by labelling them for other uses. Mephedrone is sold as a plant food, costing as little as £7 a gram.
The Home Office said mephedrone is being reviewed by the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
If experts recommend it should be banned, they could be made illegal by the end of next year.
I give up!