End of the legal high: MPs to announce 'blanket ban on ALL' including laughing gas

The Home Office is set to publish plans to ban the dangerous synthetic drugs, according to government insiders.

It would spell the end for so-called 'head shops', which sell legal highs including nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.

The news will be welcomed by the Local Government Association (LGA), who last week called for a ban on the sale of every psychoactive drug except tobacco and alcohol.

It came after a group of students were rushed to hospital after taking a legal high – initially thought to be the outlawed cannabis substitute Spice.

Cllr Ann Lucas of the LGA said: "We need an outright ban on legal highs that will enable the closure of head shops and protect the public from devastating consequences.

"Legal highs are untested, unpredictable and a potential death sentence.

"Nobody can be sure of their contents or the effects that they could have."

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