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The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Citation and commencement

  3. 2. Interpretation

  4. 3. Specification of controlled drugs for purposes of Regulations

  5. 4. Exceptions for drugs in Schedules 4 and 5 and poppy-straw

  6. 4A.Exceptions for drugs in Schedule 1

  7. 4B.Exceptions for gamma–butyrolactone and 1,4–butanediol

  8. 5. Licences to produce etc. controlled drugs

  9. 6. General authority to supply and possess

  10. 6A.Supply of articles for administering or preparing controlled drugs

  11. 6B.Authority for Nurse Independent Prescribers and Pharmacist Independent Prescribers to prescribe

  12. 6C.Authority for Physiotherapist Independent Prescribers and Chiropodist Independent Prescribers to prescribe

  13. 7. Administration of drugs in Schedules 2, 3, 4 and 5

  14. 8. Production and supply of drugs in Schedules 2 and 5

  15. 9. Production and supply of drugs in Schedules 3 and 4

  16. 10. Possession of drugs in Schedules 2, 3 and 4

  17. 10A.Directions of a practitioner while a disease is, or in anticipation of a disease being imminently, pandemic etc.

  18. 11. Exemption for midwives

  19. 12. Cultivation under licence of cannabis plant

  20. 13. Approval of premises for cannabis smoking for research purposes

  21. 14. Documents to be obtained by supplier of controlled drugs

  22. 15. Form of prescriptions

  23. 16. Provisions as to supply on prescription

  24. 16A.Orders, supply and use of cannabis-based products for administration

  25. 17. Exemption for certain prescriptions

  26. 18. Marking of bottles and other containers

  27. 19. Record-keeping requirements in respect of drugs in Schedules 1 and 2

  28. 20. Requirements as to registers

  29. 21. Record-keeping requirements in respect of drugs in Schedule 2 in particular cases

  30. 22.Record-keeping requirements in respect of drugs in Schedules 3 and 4

  31. 23. Preservation of registers, books and other documents

  32. 24. Preservation of records relating to drugs in Schedules 3 and 5

  33. 24A.Preservation of records: supplementary

  34. 25. Exempt products

  35. 26. Furnishing of information with respect to controlled drugs

  36. 27. Destruction of controlled drugs

  37. 28. Revocations

  38. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CONTROLLED DRUGS SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATIONS 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26 AND 27

      1. 1.The following substances and products, namely -

      2. 2.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified in paragraph 1....

      3. 3.Any ester or ether of a substance specified in paragraph...

      4. 4.Any salt of a substance specified in any of paragraphs...

      5. 5.Any preparation or other product containing a substance or product...

      6. 6.But paragraphs 1 to 5 do not include a cannabis-based...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      CONTROLLED DRUGS SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATIONS 14, 15, 16, 16A, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26 AND 27

      1. 1.The following substances and products, namely— Acetorphine Alfentanil Allylprodine Alphacetylmethadol...

      2. 2.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified in paragraph 1...

      3. 3.Any ester or ether of a substance specified in paragraph...

      4. 4.Any salt of a substance specified in any of paragraphs...

      5. 5.Any preparation or other product containing a substance or product...

      6. 5A.But paragraphs 2 to 5 only apply in respect of...

      7. 6.The following substances and products, namely— Acetyldihydrocodeine Methaqualone Amphetamine Methylamphetamine...

      8. 7.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified in paragraph 6....

      9. 8.Any salt of a substance specified in paragraph 6 or...

      10. 9.Any preparation or other product containing a substance or product...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONTROLLED DRUGS SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATIONS 14, 15 (EXCEPT TEMAZEPAM), 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 26 AND 27

      1. 1.The following substances, namely— (a)   Benzphetamine 7-bromo-5-(2-chlorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-2 H -1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one...

      2. 2.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified in paragraph 1...

      3. 3.Any— (a) ester or ether of pipradrol; or

      4. 4.Any salt of a substance specified in any of paragraphs...

      5. 5.Any preparation or other product containing a substance specified in...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      1. PART I CONTROLLED DRUGS SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATIONS 22, 23, 26 AND 27

        1. 1.The following substances and products, namely— Alprazolam Aminorex Bromazepam Brotizolam...

        2. 2.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified in paragraph 1....

        3. 3.Any salt of a substance specified in paragraph 1 or...

        4. 4.Any preparation or other product containing a substance or product...

        5. 5.A liquid formulation— (a) containing a botanical extract of cannabis—...

      2. PART II Controlled Drugs Excepted From the Prohibition on Possession; Excluded from the Application of Offences Arising from the Prohibition on Importation and Exportation when Carried Out in Person for Administration to That Person; and Subject to the Requirements of Regulations 22, 23, 26 and 27

        1. 1.The following substances, namely— 5α–Androstane–3,17–diol Androst-4-ene-3,17-diol 1–Androstenediol 1–Androstenedione 4-Androstene-3, 17-dione...

        2. 2.Any compound (not being Trilostane or a compound for the...

        3. 3.Any substance which is an ester or ether (or, where...

        4. 4.The following substances, namely— Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG) Clenbuterol Non-human chorionic...

        5. 5.Any stereoisomeric form of a substance specified or described in...

        6. 6.Any salt of a substance specified or described in any...

        7. 7.Any preparation or other product containing a substance or product...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      CONTROLLED DRUGS EXCEPTED FROM THE PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION AND POSSESSION AND SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF REGULATIONS 24 AND 26

      1. 1.(1) Any preparation of one or more of the substances...

      2. 2.Any preparation of cocaine containing not more than 0.1% of...

      3. 3.Any preparation of medicinal opium or of morphine containing (in...

      4. 4.Any preparation of dextropropoxyphene, being a preparation designed for oral...

      5. 5.Any preparation of difenoxin containing, per dosage unit, not more...

      6. 6.Any preparation of diphenoxylate containing, per dosage unit, not more...

      7. 7.Any preparation of propiram containing, per dosage unit, not more...

      8. 8.Any powder of ipecacuanha and opium comprising— 10% opium, in...

      9. 9.Any mixture containing one or more of the preparations specified...

      10. 10.A liquid formulation— (a) containing cannabidiol obtained by extraction and...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      FORM OF REGISTER

      1. PART I Entries to be made in case of obtaining

      2. PART II Entries to be made in case of supply

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      REGULATIONS REVOKED

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      1. 1.Any of the following persons may supply or administer a...

  39. Explanatory Note

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