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[Oireachtas] 246. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if drugs, details supplied, have come to the attention of the relevant authorities; if they are listed as illegal drugs. [21502/05]. (22 Jun 2005)

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Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform (Mr. McDowell): The Garda authorities are aware of the drugs referred to by the Deputy and I understand there have been small quantity seizures. I am informed by the Department of Health and Children that crystal meth is a form of methamphetamine and is a controlled drug under schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 and 1984. As such, it is subject to stringent controls. I am further informed by the Department of Health and Children that ketamine is a legal drug subject to control under the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 1996. It is used for the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia. It is also used in veterinary medicine. However, because of its potential for abuse, it is intended to apply controls under the Misuse of Drugs Acts to it. I understand that regulations giving effect to this change are currently being drafted.

Vol. 604 No. 5
Wednesday, 22 June 2005
Item Type:Dail Debates
Source:Oireachtas
Date:22 June 2005
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Subjects:B Substances > CNS stimulants > Methamphetamine
MM-MO Crime and law > Substance related offence > Drug offence > Illegal drug possession (seizures)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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