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European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2012) Legal topic overviews: classification of controlled drugs. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/html.cfm/index146601EN...

EU Member States classify drugs and precursors according to the three UN Conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 (abbreviated below to UN61, UN71 and UN88), controlling and supervising their legitimate scientific or medical use while taking into account the particular risks to public or individual health.

This Topic Overview looks at the UN system, the EU’s system of pan-European control, and finally gives a table outlining the similarities and differences of the national systems in the EU and Norway.

• How are drugs classified at international level and why?
• Does the EU have a standardised classification system?
• Do different types of drugs elicit different legal responses?


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Crime prevention
Source:EMCDDA
Date:January 2012
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:B Substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Substances > Drugs and alcohol in general
B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Substances > CNS stimulants > Amphetamines
B Substances > CNS stimulants > MDMA
B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Codeine
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Methadone
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Controlled substance
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Over the counter drug (medicine / medication)
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance use laws > Drug laws
VA Geographic area > International aspects
VA Geographic area > Europe
VA Geographic area > Europe > European Union

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