This follows on from a consultation held in 2021. Since this consultation was held, there have been a number of changes to the drugs landscape. These proposals are being considered as a matter of public health and safety in the United Kingdom. Drug misuse deaths have doubled since 2012, and the impact of synthetic opioids on opioid related deaths is yet to be fully understood.
The consultation will run for 6 weeks, and will close on the 6 March 2024.
The consultation document can accessed via the .gov.uk website.