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1

Describe controlled drugs Schedule 1

Drugs belonging to this schedule are thought to have no therapeutic value and therefore cannot be lawfully possessed or prescribed. These include LSD, MDMA (ecstasy)

2

Describe controlled drugs in Schedule 2 & 3

The drugs in these schedules can be prescribed and therefore legally possessed and supplied by pharmacists and doctors. They can also be possessed lawfully by anyone who has a prescription. It is an offence contrary to the 1971 Act to possess any drug belonging to Schedule 2 or 3 without prescription or lawful authority

3

Give examples of Schedule 2 drugs

Diamorphine (heroin)
Methadone
Cannabis

4

Describe Controlled Drugs in Schedule 4 (i)

Benzodiazepines. Drugs can only be lawfully possessed under prescription. Otherwise, possession is an offence under the 1971 Act.

5

Describe Controlled Drugs in Schedule 4 (ii)

Drugs can be possessed as long as they are clearly for personal use. Drugs in this schedule can also be imported or exported for personal use where a person himself carries out that importation or exportation

6

What is a common example of a controlled drug in Schedule Control 4 (ii)

Steroids

7

Describe Controlled Drugs in Schedule 5

Schedule 5 drugs are sold over the counter and can be legally possessed without a prescription

8

What is the maximum days a schedule 2,3 and 4 drug can be supplied for

30 days supply of drug