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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Canadian federal drug regulation act / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (French: Loi réglementant certaines drogues et autres substances) (the Act) is Canada's federal drug control statute. Passed in 1996 under Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's government, it repeals the Narcotic Control Act and Parts III and IV of the Food and Drugs Act, and establishes eight Schedules of controlled substances and two Classes of precursors. It provides that "The Governor in Council may, by order, amend any of Schedules I to VIII by adding to them or deleting from them any item or portion of an item, where the Governor in Council deems the amendment to be necessary in the public interest."

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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
Parliament of Canada
CitationS.C. 1996, c. 19
Royal assentMay 20, 1996
Narcotic Control Act, Food and Drugs Act
Amended by
Safe Streets and Communities Act, Cannabis Act
Status: Amended

The Act serves as the implementing legislation for the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances.