Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

Prohibition of cultivation of opium poppy or cannabis plant.

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17. F32 [ (1) A person shall not cultivate opium poppy F33 [ for the production of opium ] , any plant of the genus Cannabis or any plant of the genus Erythroxylon except under and in accordance with a licence issued in that behalf F34 [ under section 14(1) ] . ]

F32 [ (2) Every person who cultivates opium poppy F35 [ for the production of opium ] , a plant of the genus Cannabis or a plant of the genus Erythroxylon in contravention of subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence. ]

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Amendments:

F32

Substituted (3.08.1984) by Misuse of Drugs Act 1984 (18/1984), s. 11(1), S.I. No. 205 of 1984.

F33

Inserted (1.12.2013) by Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (3/2006), s. 8(a)(i), S.I. No. 453 of 2013.

F34

Substituted (1.12.2013) by Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (3/2006), s. 8(a)(ii), S.I. No. 453 of 2013.

F35

Inserted (1.12.2013) by Irish Medicines Board (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (3/2006), s. 8(b), S.I. No. 453 of 2013.

Editorial Notes:

E128

Offences relating to the sale and supply of objects in the use of cultivation of plants in contravention of section prescribed and powers and procedures established (23.08.2010) by Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010 (22/2010), ss. 4, 5, 7-10, 12-14 and 21, S.I. No. 401 of 2010.