Laughing Gas To Become Illegal Class C Drug By The End Of The Year

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

6 Sep 2023

Nitrous oxide more commonly known as laughing gas is set to become a Class C drug by the end of the year in the UK.

Under a new directive by the government possession of nitrous oxide will carry a sentence of up to two years in prison, with up to 14 years for supply or production.

The third most used drug among 16 to 24-year-olds in England, Police have linked it’s use to anti-social behaviour. Not only that but heavy regular use of the soon to be drug can also lead to a deficiency of vitamin B12, a form of anaemia, paranoia, incontinence, nerve damage or even paralysis.

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said: “The British people are fed up with yobs abusing drugs in public spaces and leaving behind a disgraceful mess for others to clean up,”

“Earlier this year the prime minister and I promised a zero-tolerance approach to antisocial behaviour and that is what we are delivering,”

“If you are caught using laughing gas as a drug, you could be hit with a hefty fine or face jail time.”