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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Section 38: Permitting use of controlled drugs on premises

118.This section strengthens police powers to prosecute occupiers or other persons concerned in the management of premises who knowingly permit the use of controlled drugs on their premises. Section 8(d) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 makes such persons liable to prosecution if they knowingly permit the smoking of cannabis or opium on their premises. The new power extends this liability to the unlawful use of all controlled drugs.

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