Statutory Instruments

The Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The purpose of these Regulations is to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988 by inserting certain controlled drugs into the Schedules to those Regulations. The Regulations of 1988 apply controls to the groups of drugs specified in Schedules 1 to 5 of the Regulations (being drugs to which the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 and 1984 apply), the effect of which is to impose restrictions on the production, supply, importation, exportation and authority to be in possession of the drugs in question, which vary according to the extent to which these drugs are used for medical or scientific purposes and having regard to the likelihood of their being abused

These Regulations insert into Schedule 1 substances structurally derived from cathinone (excluding bupropion, diethylpropion and pyrovalerone), substances structurally derived from naphyrone and related substances, substances structrually derived from 2-aminotetralin, 2-aminoindane, 2-aminodilin and related substances,
additional synthetic cannabinoids, and BromodragonFLY. In addition, salvinorin A, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine are inserted into Schedule 1, as are products, plants and plant materials containing those substances and their preparations. Dimethocaine and fluorotropacocaine are inserted into Schedule 2. Desoxypipradrol is inserted into Schedule 3

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