Ibiza is banning laughing gas?

The use of laughing gas could possible be banned in Ibiza after a vote by council officials today.

Selling nitrous oxide is already illegal on the island but officials now want to clamp down on users with the threat of hefty fines.

The pressure is on, with local newspaper Diario de Ibiza calling San Antonio “the laughing gas republic”. Thirty arrests connected to dealing laughing gas have been made since the start of this season.

Things banned would be “selling, promoting, advertising or facilitating access to nitrous oxide in public spaces, as well as the consumption of this substance or any other equivalent that, despite not being classified as a drug, may have harmful effects on the people who consume it”.

Consuming the drug in public could lead to fines varying from €750 to €1,500.