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Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

    1. 1.The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

  3. Controlled drugs and their classification

    1. 2.Controlled drugs and their classification for purposes of this Act

  4. Restrictions relating to controlled drugs etc

    1. 3.Restriction of importation and exportation of controlled drugs

    2. 4.Restriction of production and supply of controlled drags

    3. 5.Restriction of possession of controlled drugs

    4. 6.Restriction of cultivation of cannabis plant

    5. 7.Authorisation of activities otherwise unlawful under foregoing provisions

  5. Miscellaneous offences involving controlled drugs etc

    1. 8.Occupiers etc. of premises to be punishable for permitting certain activities to take place there

    2. 9.Prohibition of certain activities etc. relating to opium

  6. Powers of Secretary of State for preventing misuse of controlled drugs

    1. 10.Power to make regulations for preventing misuse of controlled drugs

    2. 11.Power to direct special precautions for safe custody of controlled drugs to be taken at certain premises

    3. 12.Directions prohibiting prescribing, supply etc. of controlled drugs by practitioners etc. convicted of certain offences

    4. 13.Directions prohibiting prescribing, supply etc. of controlled drugs by practitioners in other cases

    5. 14.Investigation where grounds for a direction under s. 13 are considered to exist

    6. 15.Temporary directions under s. 13(2)

    7. 16.Provisions supplementary to ss. 14 and 15

    8. 17.Power to obtain information from doctors, pharmacists etc in certain circumstances

  7. Miscellaneous offences and powers

    1. 18.Miscellaneous offences

    2. 19.Attempts etc. to commit offences

    3. 20.Assisting in or inducing commission outside United Kingdom of offence punishable under a corresponding law

    4. 21.Offences by corporations

    5. 22.Further powers to make regulations

  8. Law enforcement and punishment of offences

    1. 23.Powers to search and obtain evidence

    2. 24.Power of arrest

    3. 25.Prosecution and punishment of offences

    4. 26.Increase of penalties for certain offences under Customs and Excise Act 1952

    5. 27.Forfeiture

  9. Miscellaneous and supplementary provisions

    1. 28.Proof of lack of knowledge etc. to be a defence in proceedings for certain offences

    2. 29.Service of documents

    3. 30.Licences and authorities

    4. 31.General provisions as to regulations

    5. 32.Research

    6. 33.Amendment of Extradition Act 1870

    7. 34.Amendment of Matrimonial Proceedings (Magistrates' Courts) Act 1960

    8. 35.Financial provisions

    9. 36.Meaning of " corresponding law and evidence of certain matters by certificate

    10. 37.Interpretation

    11. 38.Special provisions as to Northern Ireland

    12. 39.Savings and transitional provisions, repeals, and power to amend local enactments

    13. 40.Short title, extent and commencement

    1. Schedule 1

      Constitution etc. of Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

    2. Schedule 2

      Controlled drugs

    3. Schedule 3

      Tribunals, advisory bodies and professional panels

    4. Schedule 4

      Prosecution and punishment of offences

    5. Schedule 5

      Savings and transitional provisions

    6. Schedule 6

      Repeals

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