Statutory Instruments

Misuse of Drugs (Exemption) Order 2017 – S.I. no. 175 of 2017

The effect of this Order is to exempt from the provisions of section 3 (which prohibits the possession of controlled drugs) of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977 as amended, the medicinal products, animal remedies and preparations specified in the Schedule. They are essentially preparations in which there are only small quantities of controlled drugs. In addition the order exempts from the provisions of section 3 any fungus containing any proportion of Psilocin, or of an ester of Psilocin, where that fungus is growing uncultivated and any plants containing Salvinorin A, Mitragynine or 7-Hydroxymitragynine where such plants are growing uncultivated.

S.I. no. 175 of 2017