Dangerous Drugs Act, 1934


2.—In this Act—

the expression “the Minister” means the Minister for Justice;

the expression “raw opium” includes powdered or granulated opium, but does not include medicinal opium;

the expression “coca leaves” means the leaves of any plant of the genus of the erythroxylaceæ from which cocaine can be extracted either directly or by chemical transformation;

the expression “Indian hemp” means the dried flowering or fruiting tops of the pistillate plant known as cannabis sativa from which the resin has not been extracted, by whatever name such tops are called;

the expression “prepared opium” means opium prepared for smoking and includes dross and any other residues remaining after opium has been smoked;

the expression “medicinal opium” means raw opium which has undergone the process necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the Saorstát Eireann Pharmacopœia, whether it is in the form of powder or is granulated or is in any other form, and whether it is or is not mixed with neutral substances;

the expression “the Hague Convention” means the International Opium Convention signed at the Hague on the 23rd day of January, 1912;

the expression “the Geneva Convention, 1925” means the International Convention relating to opium and other dangerous drugs signed at Geneva on the 19th day of February, 1925;

the expression “the Geneva Convention, 1931” means the International Convention relating to the manufacture and distribution of narcotic drugs signed at Geneva on the 13th day of July, 1931;

the word “prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister under this Act.