UK set to outlaw nitrous oxide possession in three weeks


The possession of nitrous oxide (N2O) will be made illegal in three weeks with repeat drug misusers facing imprisonment for up to two years, while N2O dealers may face up to 14 years in jail, according to the Home Office.

Set to come into force on 8th November, the ban will see N2O become a controlled Class C drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 following a vote in Parliament where MPs passed a bill by 404 votes to 36.

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