The Government’s fear that someone might take a drug and have a nice time is only getting worse, judging by an upcoming bill that implies that anything and everything that has any effect on you whatsoever will be made illegal.
It’s not written in law yet, but the tease in the Queen’s Speech doesn’t sound too gorgeous (emphasis my own):
“The Bill would make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances; that is, any substance intended for human consumption that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect. The maximum sentence would be seven years’ imprisonment.”
As politics.co.uk points out, you could argue that your mum’s cooking is a psychoactive substance if it gives you a feeling of happiness. The same could be said for a calming cup of tea.