This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order amends Schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 by changing the classification of amphetamine and MDMA to Class B1 controlled drugs from their current classification as Class B2 controlled drugs.
This reclassification follows a recommendation to the Minister of Health by the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs, which is established under section 5AA of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.
This order comes into force on a date to be set by a commencement order made under section 4A(1) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975. That section provides that the commencement order may be made only after the House of Representatives has approved this classification order. Approval cannot be given until at least 28 days after the date on which this order is notified in the Gazette.