S.I. No. 281/2019 - Misuse Of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 28th June, 2019.

I, SIMON HARRIS, Minister for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 13 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (No. 12 of 1977), hereby order as follows:

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019.

(2) The Principal Order, the Order of 2017 and this Order may be cited together as the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Orders 2017 to 2019 and shall be construed together as one.

2. In this Order—

“Order of 2017” means the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 533 of 2017);

“Principal Order” means the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2017 ( S.I. No. 174 of 2017 ).

3. Paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 1 to the Principal Order is amended—

(a) by substituting “Cannabinol derivatives, not being dronabinol or its stereoisomers” for “Cannabinol derivatives”, and

(b) by substituting for “Cannabis (not being a preparation specified in paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 ( S.I. No. 173 of 2017 ))” the following:

“Cannabis (not being a preparation specified in paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 ( S.I. No. 173 of 2017 ) or a preparation or product specified in Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs (Prescription and Control of Supply of Cannabis for Medical Use) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 262 of 2019)) and permitted for supply pursuant to those Regulations”.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

26 June 2019.

SIMON HARRIS

Minister for Health

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation)

The purpose of this Order is to amend the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) Order 2017 by removing from the scope of the Order certain cannabis products or preparations for medical use specified in Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs (Prescription and Control of Supply of Cannabis for Medical Use) Regulations 2019.

This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Designation) (Amendment) Order 2019.