Misuse of Drugs (Changes to Controlled Drugs) Order 2003

2003/47

Misuse of Drugs (Changes to Controlled Drugs) Order 2003

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 26th day of May 2003

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 4(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and in accordance with a recommendation of the Minister of Health, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Misuse of Drugs (Changes to Controlled Drugs) Order 2003.

2 Commencement
  • This order comes into force on a date to be appointed by an Order in Council made under section 4A(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

3 Interpretation
4 First Schedule amended
  • Clause 1 of the First Schedule of the Act is amended by inserting, after the name of the substance that begins with the word MESCALINE, the name of the following substance:

    METHAMPHETAMINE (2-methylamino-1-phenylpropane).

5 Second Schedule amended
  • (1) Clause 1 of Part 1 of the Second Schedule of the Act is amended by inserting, after the name of the substance that begins with the word CANNABIS, the name of the following substance:

    METHCATHINONE.

    (2) Clause 1 of Part 2 of the Second Schedule of the Act is amended by omitting the name of the substance that begins with the word METHAMPHETAMINE.

    (3) Clause 1 of Part 2 of the Second Schedule of the Act is amended by inserting, after the name of the substance that begins with the word METHYLPHENIDATE, the name of the following substance:

    4-METHYLTHIOAMPHETAMINE.

6 Third Schedule amended
  • Clause 1 of Part 5 of the Third Schedule of the Act is amended by inserting, in their appropriate alphabetical order, the names of the following substances:

    AMINOREX.

    PEMOLINE.

Marie Shroff,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

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.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 March 2003.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Health.