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23rd June 2022, 13:30

Legislation on Ketamine and Nitrous Oxide being Considered

The Drugs advisory committee will meet in the coming months to consider the classification of Ketamine as a class b drug.

The drug, used in medicine as an anaesthetic, is currently a class C drug. It is used recreationally for its hallucinogenic properties.

In April, a 23 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of importing 27.7 grammes of powdered Ketamine into Gibraltar.

In Parliament, Justice Minister Samantha Sacramento said the reclassification of the drug was being considered.

Meanwhile, Ms Sacramento confirmed the Royal Gibraltar Police is looking into the most appropriate way to test for nitrous oxide to the appropriate criminal evidential standard.

She said once proposals are put forward by the RGP the Government will consider them.

Last month, Samantha Sacramento confirmed draft legislation has been commissioned to legislate against the use of nitrous oxide.

And, the Justice Minister confirmed the Royal Gibraltar Police are looking into the most appropriate way to test for nitrous oxide to the appropriate criminal evidential standard.

She said once proposals are put forward by the RGP, the Government will consider them.

Last month, Samantha Sacramento confirmed draft legislation has been commissioned to legislate against the use of nitrous oxide.