Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

Additional powers in relation to certain controlled drugs.

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13. (1) If in the case of any controlled drug the Minister is of the opinion that it is in the public interest—

( a) for the manufacture, production, preparation, sale, supply, distribution and possession of that drug to be either wholly unlawful or unlawful except for purposes of research or for other special purposes specified in an order under this section, or

( b) for it to be unlawful for any person who is either a practitioner or a pharmacist to have in his possession or to do in relation to that drug any of the things mentioned in section 5 (2) of this Act except under a licence or other authority issued by the Minister,

he may by order designate that drug as a drug to which this subsection applies, and while there is in force an order under this section designating a controlled drug as one to which this subsection applies, section 4 (2) of this Act and the said section 5 (2) shall not apply as regards that drug.

(2) The Minister may by order revoke or amend any order under this section (including an order under this subsection).

Annotations

Amendments:

F24

Substituted by Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (9/2016), s. 4, not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C11

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1)(b) amended by Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (9/2016), s. 4, not commenced as of date of revision.

13. (1) ...

( b) for it to be unlawful for any person who is either a practitioner or a pharmacist to have in his possession or to do in relation to that drug any of the things mentioned in section 5 (2) of this Act except under a licence or other authority F24 [ issued by the Health Products Regulatory Authority ],

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Editorial Notes:

E110

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.03.2021) by Misuse of Drugs (Controlled Drugs) (Designation) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 122 of 2021).

E111

Power pursuant to section exercised (26.06.2019) by Misuse Of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 281 of 2019).

E112

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.11.2017) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 533 of 2017).

E113

Power pursuant to section exercised (17.12.2014) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 584 of 2014).

E114

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.07.2014) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2014 (S.I. No. 324 of 2014).

E115

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2011) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 553 of 2011).

E116

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.05.2010) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2010 (S.I. No. 201 of 2010).

E117

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (4.05.2017) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 174 of 2017), in effect as per art. 2; revoked (18.03.2021) by Misuse of Drugs (Controlled Drugs) (Designation) Order 2021 (S.I. No. 122 of 2021), art. 3.

E118

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (20.03.1998) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 69 of 1998). Note that this SI was given statutory status (12.03.2015) by Misuse Of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015 (6/2015), s. 2 and sch. 2, commenced as per s. 1(3). It was revoked (4.05.2017) by Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (9/2016), s. 7(e), S.I. No. 172 of 2017.

E119

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (22.11.1993) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 340 of 1993); revoked (20.03.1998) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 69 of 1998), art. 3.

E120

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (8.12.1988) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 327 of 1988); revoked (22.11.1993) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 340 of 1993), art. 3.

E121

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1979) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1979 (S.I. No. 30 of 1979), in effect as per art. 3; revoked (8.12.1988) by Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 327 of 1988), art. 3.