S.I. No. 53/2006 - Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2006

S.I. No. 53 of 2006


I, Mary Harney, Minister for Health and Children, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 4, 5, and 38 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977 (No. 12 of 1977), as adapted by the Health (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order, 1997 ( S.I. No.308 of 1997 ), hereby make the following Regulations:

1.         These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

2.         These Regulations shall come into force on the 31st day of January, 2006.

3.         The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1988 ( S.I. No. 328 of 1988 ) are hereby amended as follows:

In paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 1, after “Psilocin” there shall be inserted “any substance, product or preparation (whether natural or otherwise) including a fungus of any kind or description, which contains Psilocin or an ester of Psilocin.”


GIVEN under my Official Seal this 31st day of January, 2006.




Mary Harney


Minister for Health and Children


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

The effect of this Regulation is to include any substance, product or preparation including fungi of any kind or description, containing psilocin or an ester of psilocin (which are commonly described as “magic mushrooms”) within the strict regime of control that applies to those drugs in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.