Government Response to the Law Commission’s Report ‘Controlling and Regulating Drugs – a review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975’

Regulatory impact statement

Publication Date: 
01 September 2011

Government has signalled its intention to introduce a regime for psychoactive substances along the lines of the regime proposed by the Law Commission. Cabinet approval is being sought for in-principle agreement to develop a new regulatory regime to control these psychoactive substances in advance of the development of a new Misuse of Drugs Act. Priority will be given to policy work on the options for its implementation.

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