The term ‘Legal High’ refers to a commonly available type of drug that replicates the effects of illegal drugs.

There are now many different types with effects closely associated with cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine.

Also known as:

Novel Psychoactive Substances, Cheery Bomb, Diablo, Ivory Wave, K2, Salvia

Diablo, Ivory Wave, Salvia

EFFECTS

Feelings of:
Various depending on drug

PENALTIES

As many ‘legal highs’ can look very similar to illegal drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine and speed, if the police find a ‘legal high’ in your possession they are entitled to confiscate it for testing and to detain you for questioning, or even arrest you.

It is also likely that drugs sold as a ‘legal high’ may actually contain one or more substances that are actually illegal to posses.

What you may think is a legal high that you can’t get in trouble for having, could be something completely different, and in fact a class B drug.

EFFEITHIAU

Yn arwain at:
Amryw, yn dibynnu ar y cyffur.

COSB

Mae llawer o ‘gyffuriau penfeddwol cyfreithlon’ yn edrych yn debyg i gyffuriau megis cocên a speed, felly os bydd yr heddlu’n canfod ‘cyffur penfeddwol cyfreithlon’ yn eich meddiant, gallant ei atafaelu i’w brofi, a gallant eich cadw yn y ddalfa i’ch holi, a hyd yn oed eich arestio.

Mae’n debyg hefyd y gall cyffuriau a werthir fel ‘cyffur penfeddwol cyfreithlon’ gynnwys un neu fwy o sylweddau anghyfreithlon.

Gall yr hyn sy’n ymddangos fel cyffur cyfreithlon, diniwed fod yn rhywbeth hollol wahanol, efallai cyffur dosbarth B.

RISKS

‘Legal highs’, which are sold legally, often contain harmful illegal drugs and have potentially serious side-effects.

Side effects can include reduced inhibitions, drowsiness, excited or paranoid states, coma, seizures, and death.

These risks are increased if used with alcohol or other drugs.

Many people are unaware that a drug being marketed as legal may be both unsafe and illegal.

The risks and side effects vary from product to product

PERYGLON

Mae ‘cyffuriau penfeddwol cyfreithlon’, a werthir yn gyfreithlon, yn aml yn cynnwys cyffuriau cyfreithlon niweidiol, ac mae ganddynt sgil effeithiau a all fod yn ddifrifol.

Gall sgil effeithiau gynnwys mwy o hyder, syrthni, teimladau o gyffro neu baranoia, coma, ffitiau a marwolaeth.

Cynyddir y risgiau hyn os cânt eu defnyddio ag alcohol neu gyffuriau eraill.

Nid yw llawer o bobl yn ymwybodol y gall cyffur a werthir fel cyffur cyfreithlon fod yn anniogel ac anghyfreithlon.

Mae’r peryglon a’r sgil effeithiau’n amrywio yn ôl y math o gyffur.

DRUG CATEGORY

Various depending on drug

OTHER INFORMATION

Very little is known about these drugs.

Proper controlled research is sparse and therefore side effects and possible dangers are not yet known.

The preferred name is Novel Psychoactive Substances also known as ‘legal highs’ to . This is because of the connotations associated with the term ‘legal’.

Just because a drug is legal to buy it does not mean that it is safe.

In autumn 2011 the government are to announce a one year temporary ban on new ‘legal highs’ while they evaluate the ‘highs’ effects, they will then make an informed decision based on the evidence presented.

The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), an independent substance misuse ‘thing tank’ will conduct the evaluations.

CATEGORI SYLWEDD

Amryw, yn dibynnu ar y cyffur

GWYBODAETH ARALL

Ychydig a wyddys am y cyffuriau hyn.

Nid oes llawer o ymchwil rheoledig wedi digwydd, ac felly nid ydym yn gwybod beth yn union yw’r sgil effeithiau a’r peryglon posibl .

Mae’r llywodraeth yn ceisio newid enw ‘cyffuriau penfeddwol cyfreithlon’ i NEDS (New Emerging Drugs).

Mae hyn yn sgil yr arwyddocâd a gysylltir â’r term ‘cyfreithlon’.

Nid yw cyffur sy’n gyfreithlon i’w brynu o reidrwydd yn ddiogel.


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