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1U.K.The following substances and products, namely:—

[F1(a)]

  • Acetorphine.

  • [F2Alfentanil.]

  • Allylprodine.

  • Alphacetylmethadol.

  • Alphameprodine.

  • Alphamethadol.

  • Alphaprodine.

  • Anileridine.

  • Benzethidine.

  • Benzylmorphine (3-benzylmorphine).

  • Betacetylmethadol.

  • Betameprodine.

  • Betamethadol.

  • Betaprodine.

  • Bezitramide.

  • Bufotenine.

  • F3...

  • F4...

  • [F5Carfentanil.]

  • Clonitazene.

  • Coca leaf.

  • Cocaine.

  • Desomorphine.

  • Dextromoramide.

  • Diamorphine.

  • Diampromide.

  • Diethylthiambutene.

  • [F6Difenoxin (1-(3-cyano-3,3-diphenylpropyl)-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid).]

  • DihydrocodeinoneO-carboxymethyloxime.

  • [F7Dihydroetorphine]

  • Dimenoxadole.

  • Dimepheptanol.

  • Dimethylthiambutene.

  • Dioxaphetyl butyrate.

  • Diphenoxylate.

  • Dipipanone.

  • [F8Drotebanol (3,4-dimethoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6b, 14-diol).]

  • Ecgonine, and any derivative of ecgonine which is convertible to ecgonine or to cocaine.

  • Ethylmethylthiambutene.

  • [F2Eticyclidine.]

  • Etonitazene.

  • Etorphine.

  • Etoxeridine.

  • [F9Etryptamine]

  • Fentanyl.

  • [F10Fungus (of any kind) which contains psilocin or an ester of psilocin.]

  • Furethidine.

  • Hydrocodone.

  • Hydromorphinol.

  • Hydromorphone.

  • Hydroxypethidine.

  • Isomethadone.

  • Ketobemidone.

  • Levomethorphan.

  • Levomoramide.

  • Levophenacylmorphan.

  • Levorphanol.

  • [F5Lofentanil]

  • Lysergamide.

  • Lysergide and otherN-alkyl derivatives of lysergamide.

  • Mescaline.

  • Metazocine.

  • Methadone.

  • Methadyl acetate.

  • [F11Methylamphetamine]

  • Methyldesorphine.

  • Methyldihydromorphine (6-methyldihydromorphine).

  • Metopon.

  • Morpheridine.

  • Morphine.

  • Morphine methobromide, morphineN-oxide and other pentavalent nitrogen morphine derivatives.

  • Myrophine.

  • F12. . .

  • Nicomorphine (3,6-dinicotinoylmorphine).

  • Noracymethadol.

  • Norlevorphanol.

  • Normethadone.

  • Normorphine.

  • Norpipanone.

  • Opium, whether raw, prepared or medicinal.

  • Oxycodone.

  • Oxymorphone.

  • Pethidine.

  • Phenadoxone.

  • Phenampromide.

  • Phenazocine.

  • [F13Phencyclidine.]

  • Phenomorphan.

  • Phenoperidine.

  • Piminodine.

  • Piritramide.

  • Poppy-straw and concentrate of poppy-straw.

  • Proheptazine.

  • Properidine (1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine-4-carboxylic acid isopropyl ester).

  • Psilocin.

  • Racemethorphan.

  • Racemoramide.

  • Racemorphan.

  • [F14Remifentanil]

  • [F2Rolicyclidine.]

  • [F15Sufentanil.]

  • [F16Tapentadol.]

  • [F2Tenocylidine.]

  • Thebacon.

  • Thebaine.

  • [F15Tilidate.]

  • Trimeperidine.

  • [F17(6aR,9R)-4-acetyl-N,N-diethyl-7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide (ALD-52).]

  • [F184-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-a-methylphenethylamine].

  • 4-Cyano-2-dimethylamino-4,4-diphenylbutane.

  • 4-Cyano-1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine.

  • [F191-Cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (MT-45).]

  • [F203,4-dichloro-N-[[1-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]methyl]benzamide (AH-7921);]

  • [F213,4-dichloro-N-[2-(dimethylamino)cyclohexyl]-N-methylbenzamide (U-47,700).]

  • [F22(6aR,9R) R,9 R)- N,N-diethyl-7-allyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide (AL-LAD);

  • (6aR,9R) R,9R)-N,N-diethyl-7-ethyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide (ETH-LAD);

  • (6aR,9R)R,9R)-N,N-diethyl-7-propyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3-fg]quinoline-9-carboxamide (PRO-LAD).]

  • N,N-Diethyltryptamine.

  • [F232,4-dimethylazetidinyl{(6aR,9R)-7-methyl-4,6,6a,7,8,9-hexahydroindolo[4,3- fg]quinolin-9-yl}methanone (LSZ).]

  • N,N-Dimethyltryptamine.

  • 2,5-Dimethoxy-a,4-dimethylphenethylamine.

  • [F24N-Hydroxy-tenamphetamine.]

  • 1-Methyl-4-phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid.

  • 2-Methyl-3-morpholino-1, 1-diphenylpropanecarboxylic acid.

  • [F254-Methyl-aminorex]

  • [F264-Methyl-5-(4-methylphenyl)-4,5-dihydrooxazol-2-amine (4,4’-DMAR).]

  • 4-Phenylpiperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester.

[F27(b) any compound (not being a compound for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (a) above) structurally derived from tryptamine or from a ring-hydroxy tryptamine by modification in any of the following ways, that is to say—

(i)by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the sidechain to any extent with alkyl or alkenyl substituents, or by inclusion of the nitrogen atom of the side chain (and no other atoms of the side chain) in a cyclic structure;

(ii)by substitution at the carbon atom adjacent to the nitrogen atom of the side chain with alkyl or alkenyl substituents;

(iii)by substitution in the 6-membered ring to any extent with alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, thioalkyl, alkylenedioxy, or halide substituents;

(iv)by substitution at the 2-position of the tryptamine ring system with an alkyl substituent;]

[F28(ba)the following phenethylamine derivatives, namely:—

  • Allyl( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine

  • 2-Amino-1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)ethanol

  • 2-Amino-1-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethanol

  • Benzyl( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine

  • 4-Bromo- b ,2,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine

  • N -(4- sec -Butylthio-2,5-dimethoxyphenethyl)hydroxylamine

  • Cyclopropylmethyl( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine

  • 2-(4,7-Dimethoxy-2,3-dihydro-1 H -indan-5-yl)ethylamine

  • 2-(4,7-Dimethoxy-2,3-dihydro-1 H -indan-5-yl)-1-methylethylamine

  • 2-(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)cyclopropylamine

  • 2-(1,4-Dimethoxy-2-naphthyl)ethylamine

  • 2-(1,4-Dimethoxy-2-naphthyl)-1-methylethylamine

  • N -(2,5-Dimethoxy-4-propylthiophenethyl)hydroxylamine

  • 2-(1,4-Dimethoxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)ethylamine

  • 2-(1,4-Dimethoxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-2-naphthyl)-1-methylethylamine

  • a , a -Dimethyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethylamine

  • a , a -Dimethyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl(methyl)amine

  • Dimethyl( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine

  • N -(4-Ethylthio-2,5-dimethoxyphenethyl)hydroxylamine

  • 4-Iodo-2,5-dimethoxy- a -methylphenethyl(dimethyl)amine

  • 2-(1,4-Methano-5,8-dimethoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6-naphthyl)ethylamine

  • 2-(1,4-Methano-5,8-dimethoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-6-naphthyl)-1-methylethylamine

  • 2-(5-Methoxy-2,2-dimethyl-2,3-dihydrobenzo[ b ]furan-6-yl)-1-methylethylamine

  • 2-Methoxyethyl( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine

  • 2-(5-Methoxy-2-methyl-2,3-dihydrobenzo[ b ]furan-6-yl)-1-methylethylamine

  • b -Methoxy-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethylamine

  • 1-(3,4-Methylenedioxybenzyl)butyl(ethyl)amine

  • 1-(3,4-Methylenedioxybenzyl)butyl(methyl)amine

  • 2-( a -Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethylamino)ethanol

  • a -Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl(prop-2-ynyl)amine

  • N -Methyl- N -( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)hydroxylamine

  • O -Methyl- N -( a -methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)hydroxylamine

  • a -Methyl-4-(methylthio)phenethylamine

  • b ,3,4,5-Tetramethoxyphenethylamine

  • b ,2,5-Trimethoxy-4-methylphenethylamine; ]

[F29(c) any compound (not being methoxyphenamine or a compound for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (a) above) structurally derived from phenethylamine an N -alkylphenethylamine,a-methylphenethylamine, an N -alkyl-a-methylphenethylamine,a-ethylphenethylamine, or an N -alkyl-a-ethylphenethylamine by substitution in the ring to any extent with alkyl, alkoxy, alkylenedioxy or halide substituents, whether or not further substituted in the ring by one or more other univalent substituents. ]

[F30(d)any compound (not being a compound for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (a) above) structurally derived from fentanyl by modification in any of the following ways, that is to say,

(i)by replacement of the phenyl portion of the phenethyl group by any heteromonocycle whether or not further substituted in the heterocycle;

(ii)by substitution in the phenethyl group with alkyl, alkenyl, alkoxy, hydroxy, halogeno, haloalkyl, amino or nitro groups;

(iii)by substitution in the piperidine ring with alkyl or alkenyl groups;

(iv)by substitution in the aniline ring with alkyl, alkoxy, alkylenedioxy, halogeno or haloalkyl groups;

(v)by substitution at the 4-position of the piperidine ring with any alkoxycarbonyl or alkoxyalkyl or acyloxy group;

(vi)by replacement of the N-propionyl group by another acyl group;

(e)any compound (not being a compound for the time being specified in sub-paragraph (a) above) structurally derived from pethidine by modification in any of the following ways, that is to say,

(i)by replacement of the 1-methyl group by an acyl, alkyl whether or not unsaturated, benzyl or phenethyl group, whether or not further substituted;

(ii)by substitution in the piperidine ring with alkyl or alkenyl groups or with a propano bridge, whether or not further substituted;

(iii)by substitution in the 4-phenyl ring wiith alkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, halogeno or haloalkyl groups;

(iv)by replacement of the 4-ethoxycarbonyl by any other alkoxycarbonyl or any alkoxyalkyl or acyloxy group;

(v)by formation of an N-oxide or of a quaternary base.]

[F31(f)any compound (not being benzyl(α-methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyphenethyl)amine) structurally derived from mescaline, 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-α-methylphenethylamine, 2,5-dimethoxy-α,4-dimethylphenethylamine, N-hydroxytenamphetamine, or a compound specified in sub-paragraph (ba) or (c) above, by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the amino group with a benzyl substituent, whether or not substituted in the phenyl ring of the benzyl group to any extent.]

Textual Amendments

F1"(a)" inserted by S.I. 1977/1243, art. 3(a)

F2Word inserted by S.I. 1984/859, art. 2(2)

F5Word inserted by S.I. 1986/2230, art. 2(2)(a)

F6Word inserted by S.I. 1975/421, art. 3

F7Word in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (1.7.2003) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003 /1243), art. 2(2)(a)

F8Word inserted by S.I. 1973/771, art. 2

F9Word in Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 1(a) inserted (1.5.1998) by S.I. 1998/750, art. 2(2)

F10Words in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1 inserted (18.7.2005) by Drugs Act 2005 (c. 17), s. 21

F11Word in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (18.1.2007) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/3331), art. 2(1)

F12Words repealed by S.I. 1973/771, art. 2

F13Word inserted by S.I. 1979/299, art. 2

F14Word in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (1.7.2003) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Modification) Order 2003 (S.I. 2003 /1243), art. 2(2)(b)

F15Word inserted by S.I. 1983/765, art. 2(a)

F16Word in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (28.3.2011) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/744), arts. 1(1), 2

F18Words inserted by S.I. 1975/421, art. 3

F19Words in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (11.3.2015) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/215), art. 3(a)

F21Words in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (31.5.2017) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. 2017/634), art. 3

F26Words in Sch. 2 Pt. 1 para. 1(a) inserted (11.3.2015) by The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/215), art. 3(b)

F29Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 1(b)(c) added by S.I. 1977/1243, art. 3(b)

F30Sch. 2 Pt. I para. 1(d)(e) added by S.I. 1986/2230, art. 2(2)(b)

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