S.I. No. 121/2009 - Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (Controlled Drugs) (Declaration) Order 2009


S.I. No. 121 of 2009

MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 1977 (CONTROLLED DRUGS) (DECLARATION) ORDER 2009

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 7th April, 2009.

The Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 2(2) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (No. 12 of 1977) and for the purpose of giving effect to Council Decision 2008/206/JHA of 8 March 2008 on defining 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) as a new psychoactive substance which is to be made subject to control measures and criminal provisions 1 , hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (Controlled Drugs) (Declaration) Order 2009.

2. It is hereby declared that 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) is a controlled drug for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 (No. 12 of 1977).

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GIVEN under the official seal of the Government this 31 day of March 2009

BRIAN COWEN.

Taoiseach.

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 include 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) as a controlled drug for the purposes of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 .

1 O.J. L. 63, 7.3.2008, p45.