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(1)This Act may be cited as the Drugs Act 2005.
(2)This section and section 22 come into force on the day on which this Act is passed.
(3)Otherwise, this Act comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.
(4)Different days may be appointed for different purposes.
(5)An order under subsection (3) may make—
(a)any supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, and
(b)any transitory, transitional or saving provision,
as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient in connection with the order.
(6)Subject to subsection (7), this Act (except this section and sections 22 and 23) extends to England and Wales only.
(7)So far as it amends or repeals any enactment, this Act has the same extent as the enactment amended or repealed.
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