S.I. No. 122/2009 - Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009

S.I. No. 122 of 2009


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 7th April, 2009.

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 ) 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 make the following Regulations:

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009.

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

In paragraph 1(a) of Schedule 1, before “Bufotenine”, there shall be inserted “1-benzylpiperazine (BZP)”.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

31 March 2009


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 1-benzylpiperazine (BZP) within the strict regime of control that applies to those drugs in Schedule 1 of the Regulations.

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