This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order amends the First, Second, and Third Schedules of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 by—
changing the classification of the drug methamphetamine from a class B drug (posing a high risk of harm) to a class A drug (posing a very high risk of harm):
classifying the drugs methcathinone and 4-MTA as class B drugs (posing a high risk of harm):
classifying the drugs aminorex and pemoline as class C drugs (posing a moderate risk of harm).
This order requires the approval of the House of Representatives. If the House of Representatives approves the order, it will come into force on a date specified in a separate commencement order.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 March 2003.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.