European Commission calls for EU wide ban on synthetic "5-IT" drug

European Commission calls for EU wide ban on synthetic “5-IT” drug Ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, the European Commission has today proposed an EU-wide ban on “5-IT”, a synthetic substance with stimulant and hallucinogenic effects. The Commission has asked EU Member States to prevent the drug spreading freely across Europe by submitting it to control measures.5-(2-aminopropyl) indole (aka 5-IT) is already subject to control measures in at least seven EU countries (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Sweden) and in Norway. At least 24 fatalities have so far been reported in four Member States (Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom) where 5-IT was detected in post-mortem samples, either alone or in combination with other substances. Another 21 non-fatal intoxications associated with this new psychoactive substance have been reported.The Commission’s proposal adopted today would ban the manufacturing and the marketing of 5-IT, making it subject to criminal sanctions all over Europe. EU governments must now decide on whether to put these measures into force, voting by a qualified majority in the Council.Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-604_en.htm
European Commission calls for EU wide ban on synthetic “5-IT” drug

Ahead of the International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking, the European Commission has today proposed an EU-wide ban on “5-IT”, a synthetic substance with stimulant and hallucinogenic effects.

The Commission has asked EU Member States to prevent the drug spreading freely across Europe by submitting it to control measures.

5-(2-aminopropyl) indole (aka 5-IT) is already subject to control measures in at least seven EU countries (Austria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Sweden) and in Norway.

At least 24 fatalities have so far been reported in four Member States (Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the United Kingdom) where 5-IT was detected in post-mortem samples, either alone or in combination with other substances. Another 21 non-fatal intoxications associated with this new psychoactive substance have been reported.

 

The Commission’s proposal adopted today would ban the manufacturing and the marketing of 5-IT, making it subject to criminal sanctions all over Europe. EU governments must now decide on whether to put these measures into force, voting by a qualified majority in the Council.

 

 

Find out more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-604_en.htm