Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

Short title, commencement and collective citations.

43

43. (1) This Act may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section and section 41 (2) of this Act shall come into operation on the passing hereof and the other purposes and provisions of this Act shall come into operation on such day or days as may be fixed therefor by any order or orders of the Minister, either generally or with reference to any particular such purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for different such purposes and different such provisions of this Act.

(3) The Pharmacy Acts, 1875 to 1962, and sections 32 and 34 of this Act may be cited together as the Pharmacy Acts, 1875 to 1977.

(4) The Pharmacopoeia Act, 1931, section 35 of this Act, and section 42 of this Act in so far as it amends that Act, may be cited together as the Pharmacopoeia Acts, 1931 and 1977.

(5) The Health Acts, 1947 to 1970, section 36 of this Act, and section 42 of this Act in so far as it amends those Acts, may be cited together as the Health Acts, 1947 to 1977.

(6) The Poisons Act, 1961, and section 33 of this Act may be cited together as the Poisons Acts, 1961 and 1977.

Annotations

Editorial Notes:

E193

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.1979 and 1.05.1979) by Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977 (Commencement) Order 1979 (S.I. No. 28 of 1979).

3. Sections 1, 2 and 4 to 14 (inclusive), section 21 (1), section 27 (2), subsections (1), (2), (6) and (7) of section 29, sections 32 to 40 (inclusive) and subsections (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6) of section 43 of the Act, together with the Schedule to the Act, shall come into operation generally on the 1st day of March, 1979.

4. Subsection (1) of section 42 of the Act shall come into operation—

 ( a ) for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the matter referred to in paragraph ( a) of that subsection, on the 1st day of March, 1979, and

 ( b ) for the purpose of effecting the repeal of the matter referred to in paragraph ( b) of that subsection, on the 1st day of May, 1979.

5. The provisions of the Act, other than those referred to in articles 3 and 4 of this Order, shall come into operation generally on the 1st day of May, 1979.