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Misuse of Drugs Act, 1984

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Number 18 of 1984


MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT, 1984


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Definition.

2.

New definitions of “cannabis” and “opium poppy” and other amendments of section 1 (1) of Principal Act.

3.

Investigation of case where Minister considers there are grounds for special direction.

4.

Temporary direction pending investigation under section 8.

5.

Printing etc. of certain books etc., communication of certain information and possession of certain documents an offence.

6.

Penalties.

7.

Penalties for offences under Customs Acts relating to controlled drugs.

8.

Power of court to remand person convicted of offence to which section 7 applies and to obtain a report and in certain cases to arrange for the medical or other treatment or for the care of such person.

9.

Offences to which section 7 applies; presumption, defences, etc.

10.

Evidential value of certain certificates.

11.

Amendment of sections 17 and 19 of Principal Act.

12.

Amendment of section 23 of Principal Act.

13.

Amendment of section 26 of Principal Act.

14.

Miscellaneous amendments of Principal Act.

15.

Repeals.

16.

Short title, commencement, collective citation and construction.


Acts Referred to

Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977

1977, No. 12

Customs Acts

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Number 18 of 1984


MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT, 1984


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE MISUSE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS OR OTHERWISE HARMFUL DRUGS. [18th July, 1984]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: