The Polish government has approved plans to combat designer drugs.
Anyone caught with a significant amount of such drugs intended for their own use would face up to three years in jail under changes to the law backed by Cabinet ministers on Wednesday.
Suspects caught selling designer drugs would face up to 12 years in prison.
Meanwhile, hospitals would be required to report cases in which they treat people who have taken such substances.
The changes to the law have to be backed by parliament to come into force.
The issue of designer drugs made the headlines in Poland last month when around a dozen people aged 14 to 30 from the north-western town of Trzebiatów were taken to hospitals after they showed symptoms of ingesting psychoactive susbtances. Some of them were in a serious condition.
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