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MDAI remains a banned substance

Blanket ban on psychoactive substances

The drug MDAI is no longer a Class C controlled drug – yet it remains banned in the Isle of Man.

A specific law banning MDAI came into force following the death of Ramsey teenager Tanya Hughes in 2011.

From Sunday, however, it has fallen under a new blanket ban on psychoactive substances.

As a result, the maximum punishment for importing and supplying the drug will decrease from 14 to seven years' imprisonment.

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