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Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act 2010

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Number 22 of 2010


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES) ACT 2010


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. Interpretation.

2. Exclusions from application of Act.

3. Prohibition of sale, etc. of psychoactive substances.

4. Prohibition of sale of certain objects.

5. Prohibition of advertising of psychoactive substances, etc.

6. Sale, etc. of psychoactive substances permitted in certain circumstances.

7. Prohibition notice.

8. Prohibition order.

9. Variation of prohibition orders.

10. Closure order.

11. Variation or discharge of closure orders.

12. Powers of Garda Síochána to enter and search, etc.

13. Power of Garda Síochána to search persons, vehicles, etc.

14. Powers of officers of Customs and Excise.

15. Obstruction.

16. Taking of samples.

17. Laboratories.

18. Provisions relating to evidence in proceedings under Act.

19. Disposal of things seized.

20. Offences.

21. Jurisdiction.

22. Amendment of Customs and Excise (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1988.

23. Amendment of Bail Act 1997.

24. Expenses.

25. Regulations and orders.

26. Short title and commencement.


Acts Referred to

Animal Remedies Act 1993

1993, No. 23

Bail Act 1997

1997, No. 16

Criminal Justice Act 1951

1951, No. 2

Customs and Excise (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1988

1988, No. 10

Dentists Act 1985

1985, No. 9

Food Safety Authority of Ireland Act 1998

1998, No. 29

Irish Medicines Board Act 1995

1995, No. 29

Licensing Act 1872

35 & 36 Vic. c. 94

Medical Practitioners Act 2007

2007, No. 25

Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

1977, No. 12

Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 and 1984

Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 to 2007

Nurses Act 1985

1985, No. 18

Pharmacy Act 2007

2007, No. 20

Police (Property) Act 1897

60 & 61 Vic. c. 30

Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2002

2002, No. 6

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Number 22 of 2010


CRIMINAL JUSTICE (PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES) ACT 2010


AN ACT TO PREVENT THE MISUSE OF DANGEROUS OR OTHERWISE HARMFUL PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR OFFENCES RELATING TO THE SALE, IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION OR ADVERTISEMENT OF THOSE SUBSTANCES; TO PROVIDE FOR OFFENCES RELATING TO THE SALE AND ADVERTISEMENT OF CERTAIN OBJECTS FOR USE IN THE CULTIVATION OF CERTAIN PLANTS IN CONTRAVENTION OF THE MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 1977 ; TO PROVIDE FOR POWERS OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA IN RELATION TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THOSE OFFENCES; TO MAKE PROVISION IN RELATION TO THE ISSUING OF PROHIBITION NOTICES BY CERTAIN MEMBERS OF THE GARDA SÍOCHÁNA TO CERTAIN PERSONS IN RELATION TO ACTIVITIES THAT ARE PROHIBITED; TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAKING BY THE DISTRICT COURT OF PROHIBITION ORDERS AND CLOSURE ORDERS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; TO AMEND THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE (MISCELLANOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1988; AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS.

[14th July, 2010]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: