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Statutory Instruments

2009 No. 3209

Dangerous Drugs

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2009

Made

9th December 2009

Coming into force

23rd December 2009

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of December 2009

Present,

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 after consultation with 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 2009 and shall come into force on 23rd December 2009.

Amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

2.—(1) Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (which specifies the drugs which are subject to control under that Act) is amended as follows.

(2) In Part 2 (Class B drugs)—

(a)after paragraph 1(b), insert—

(c)[2,3–Dihydro–5–methyl–3–(4–morpholinylmethyl)pyrrolo[1, 2, 3–de]–1,4–benzoxazin–6–yl]–1–naphthalenylmethanone.

3–Dimethylheptyl–11–hydroxyhexahydrocannabinol.

[9–Hydroxy–6–methyl–3–[5–phenylpentan–2–yl] oxy–5, 6, 6a, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10a–octahydrophenanthridin–1–yl] acetate.

9-(Hydroxymethyl)–6, 6–dimethyl–3–(2–methyloctan–2–yl)–6a, 7, 10, 10a–tetrahydrobenzo[c]chromen–1–ol.

Nabilone.

  • Any compound structurally derived from 3–(1–naphthoyl)indole or 1H–indol–3–yl–(1–naphthyl)methane by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2–(4–morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent and whether or not substituted in the naphthyl ring to any extent.

  • Any compound structurally derived from 3–(1–naphthoyl)pyrrole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the pyrrole ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2–(4–morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not further substituted in the pyrrole ring to any extent and whether or not substituted in the naphthyl ring to any extent.

  • Any compound structurally derived from 1–(1–naphthylmethyl)indene by substitution at the 3–position of the indene ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2–(4–morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not further substituted in the indene ring to any extent and whether or not substituted in the naphthyl ring to any extent.

  • Any compound structurally derived from 3–phenylacetylindole by substitution at the nitrogen atom of the indole ring with alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2–(4–morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not further substituted in the indole ring to any extent and whether or not substituted in the phenyl ring to any extent.

  • Any compound structurally derived from 2–(3–hydroxycyclohexyl)phenol by substitution at the 5–position of the phenolic ring by alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkylmethyl, cycloalkylethyl or 2–(4–morpholinyl)ethyl, whether or not further substituted in the cyclohexyl ring to any extent.;

(b)in paragraph 2A, after “derivative” insert “or of a substance for the time being specified in paragraph 1(c) of this Part of this Schedule.”.

(3) In Part 3 (Class C drugs)—

(a)in paragraph 1(a), after “Flurazepam”, insert “Gamma–butyrolactone”;

(b)in paragraph 1(b)—

(i)before “4–Androstene–3,17–dione”, insert—

5α–Androstane–3,17–diol.

Androst-4-ene-3,17-diol.

1–Androstenediol.

1–Androstenedione;

(ii)after “4–Androstene–3,17–dione”, insert “5–Androstenedione.”;

(iii)after “Boldenone.”, insert “Boldione.”;

(iv)after “Bolmantalate.”, insert “1,4–Butanediol.”;

(v)after “Clostebol.”, insert—

Danazol.

Desoxymethyltestosterone;

(vi)after “Furazabol.”, insert—

Gestrinone.

3–Hydroxy–5α–androstan–17–one.;

(vii)after “Nandrolone.”, insert “19–Norandrostenedione.”;

(viii)after “19–Nor–5–Androstene–3,17–diol”, insert “19–Norandrosterone.”;

(ix)after “Norethandrolone.”, insert—

19–Noretiocholanolone.

Oripavine.;

(x)after “Propetandrol.”, insert “Prostanozol.”;

(xi)after “Testosterone.”, insert “Tetrahydrogestrinone.”;

(c)after paragraph 1(c), insert—

(ca)1–benzylpiperazine or any compound structurally derived from 1–benzylpiperazine or 1–phenylpiperazine by modification in any of the following ways—

(i)by substitution at the second nitrogen atom of the piperazine ring with alkyl, benzyl, haloalkyl or phenyl groups;

(ii)by substitution in the aromatic ring to any extent with alkyl, alkoxy, alkylenedioxy, halide or haloalkyl groups.;

(d)in paragraph 1(e), after “Somatropin.”, insert “Zeranol.” and “Zilpaterol.”.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order adds synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists to Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (“the Act”) which specifies drugs which are subject to control as Class B drugs under the Act. In addition, the Order adds Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), 1,4–butanediol (1,4–BD), 15 anabolic steroids, two non-steroidal agents, Oripavine, 1–benzylpiperazine (BZP) and a group of substituted piperazines to Part 3 of Schedule 2 to the Act which specifies drugs which are subject to control as Class C drugs under the Act.

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