Right so me and my flatmate had this idea for freshers week after going to a festival last week.
Basically there was loads of people selling baloons of laughing gas for £2.50-£3 a pop. There was police around who didnt seem to be batting an eyelid.
Came home and looked on ebay and you can buy 600 canisters of laughing gas for £155. Now if we were to sell balloons at £3 each to gullible freshers with shiney new student loans that works out as £1645 profit...
Now this all sounds well and good, but what is the legality of selling laughing gas? Is it a matter of selling the baloons and then "its up to them what they do with it" or does the blame lie with the vendor?
I remember 2-3 years ago I bought a baloon of NOS from behind the bar in a club in bournemouth, but I seem to remember the laws regarding it have changed since then.
Today the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency warned that sale of nitrous oxide gas for inhalation is an offence under Section 52 of the Medicines Act 1968 of selling and/or supplying a pharmacy medicine not under the control of a pharmacist.
The maximum penalty is two years in jail and an unlimited fine.
The only legal use of nitrous oxide is in catering, where it is used to whip cream, and in medicine where it is used as a painkiller, often administered during childbirth.
(Original post by Elipsis)
£3 a balloon is far far too much. At parties people generally sell them for like £1.50. If you're careful about where you sell them you aren't going to get done.
Yeah at parties I would expect to pay £1.50. But at festivals and out clubbing I have never seen them being sold for less than £2.50, usually £3 more often than not. At bestival last year there was a guy selling them for £4 a peice, which is crazy. But drunk/pilled up people with more money than sense were still buying them!