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[Oireachtas] 149. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans on revisiting the listing of benzylpiperazine as a single addition to Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977. [10678/10]. (03 Mar 2010)

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149. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children her plans on revisiting the listing of benzylpiperazine as a single addition to Schedule 1 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and substituting a generic listing that will include BZP and all related substances; and if she will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney):  Benzylpiperazine -1(BZP-1), which had been on sale in so-called ‘head shops’, was declared a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 in March 2009. The possession and sale of BZP-1 is illegal and subject to criminal sanctions. As part of the regulations which my Department are drafting this month to introduce controls on a range of substances which are currently on sale in head shops, I intend to include a generic definition of piperazines, which will control all piperazines, other than BZP-1, which is already controlled.
 
Vol. 704 No. 1  
Written Answers – Controlled Substances
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:3 March 2010
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Subjects:B Substances > New (novel) psychoactive substances
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Substances > CNS stimulants > BZP (Benzylpiperazine) (other piperazines)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Legal availability or accessibility

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