misuse of drugs


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Related to misuse of drugs: Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

misuse of drugs

the criminal use of certain specified drugs. UK legislation essentially makes it illegal to produce a controlled drug, to supply a controlled drug, to possess a controlled drug, or to possess with intent to supply. It is, for example, an offence to cultivate any plant of the genus cannabis. The law extends to make it an offence if an occupier knowingly permits or suffers drug-related activities such as the supply or the smoking of cannabis. The police have extended powers under the legislation and may search and detain a person if they have reasonable grounds to suspect a person is in possession of a controlled drug. The particular classification of the drug under the Act is important. It is an offence to use heroin whereas it is not an offence to use, as opposed to possess, cannabis.
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I welcome the appointment of new members and look forward to continuing to work closely with the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs.
Our Forensic Early Warning System and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs continue to closely monitor the prevalence and availability of these substances.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), which Prof Iversen chairs, is required to present a full report on the dangers of mephedrone before a ban can come into force.
Prof Nutt, who was particularly scathing about the decision of the Prime Minister and former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to up-grade cannabis to class B in defiance of his advice, yesterday claimed further members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs were ready to follow him out of the door.
The simple fact is that it if anything is to get a change of classification it should be the Advisory Council On The Misuse of Drugs.
These measures can be achieved by amending the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 in the first instance, pending any future amendment of the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Sergeant Mark Jones, of the Prestatyn Neighbourgood Police Team, said: "These warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act and three men - a 44-year-old, a 29-year-old and a 28-year-old - were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
But the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs say it causes major psychological and physical harm, with users as young as 20 having to have their bladders removed because of the damage it causes.
Officers raided the home in Windmill Road on Tuesday, with a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and found the Class A drugs along with a quantity of cash.
Of the total referrals made, 57% related to misuse of alcohol, while 38% related to misuse of drugs and 5% had no main substance reported.
Northumbria Police officers working in Alnwick obtained a warrant under the Misuse of Drugs Act and swooped to arrest the 24-year-old at a home in the town.
A man and woman, both 41, have been charged with several offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal.