S.I. No. 282/2019 - Misuse Of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 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 sections 4, 5 (as amended by section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1984 (No. 18 of 1984), and section 3 of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 9 of 2016)), 18 and 38 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (No. 12 of 1977), and section 5 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1984 , hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2019.

(2) The Principal Regulations, the Regulations of 2017 and these Regulations may be cited together as the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 to 2019 and shall be construed together as one.

2. In these Regulations—

“Principal Regulations” means the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 ( S.I. No. 173 of 2017 )

“Regulations of 2017” means the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 532 of 2017).

3. Paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 1 (as amended by Regulation 3 of the Regulations of 2017) to the Principal Regulations 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 Schedule 4 Part 1)” the following:

“Cannabis (not being a preparation specified in paragraph 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 4 or a preparation or product specified in paragraph 10 of Schedule 2)”.

4. Schedule 2 to the Principal Regulations is amended—

(a) in paragraph 1, by inserting “Dronabinol” after “Dipipanone”, and

(b) by inserting after paragraph 9 the following paragraph:

“10. 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 these Regulations is to amend the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017—

(a) to insert into Schedule 2 preparations containing dronabinol, and

(b) to insert into Schedule 2 certain cannabis products or preparations for medical use, which are specified in Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs (Prescription and Control of Supply of Cannabis for Medical Use) Regulations 2019.

These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2019.