Statutory Instruments

The Misuse of Drugs (Exemption) (Amendment) Order, 2003 and shall come into force on the 4th day of February 2003

The purpose of these Regulations is to implement Council Directive 2001/8/EC of the 8 February 2001 (OJ No. L.39, 09.02.2001, p. 39), which amended Council Directive 92/109/EEC (OJ No. L.370, 19.12.1992, p. 76), on the manufacture and placing on the market of certain substances used in the illicit manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

The effect of this Order is to exempt from the provisions of section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977 (which prohibits the possession of controlled drugs) certain preparations containing norephedrine (otherwise known as phenylpropanolamine) (including medical preparations and animal remedies) and preparations and other products which are compounded in such a way that the active substance concerned cannot be easily used or recovered by readily applicable means

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