Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 215

Dangerous Drugs

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015


11th February 2015

Coming into force in accordance with article 1

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of February 2015  


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

In accordance with section 2(5) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971(1) a draft of this Order has been laid before Parliament on the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.

Accordingly, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by section 2(2) of that Act, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2015 and comes into force on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which it is made.

Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

2.  The following amendments are made to Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

3.  In paragraph 1(a) of Part 1 (which specifies the drugs which are subject to control under that Act as Class A drugs)—

(a)after “4-Cyano-1-methyl-4-phenyl-piperidine.” insert—

1-Cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine (MT-45).;

(b)after “4-Methyl-aminorex” insert—

4-Methyl-5-(4-methylphenyl)-4,5-dihydrooxazol-2-amine (4,4’-DMAR)..

Richard Tilbrook

Clerk of the Privy Council


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings certain drugs under the control of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (‘the Act’). Article 3 of this Order brings a potent opioid known as MT-45 and a synthetic stimulant known as 4,4’-DMAR under permanent control as Class A drugs under the Act.