Section 24A Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Possession of Precursors and Apparatus


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Section 24A of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Possession of Precursors and Apparatus and is extracted below.

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24A Possession of precursors and certain apparatus for manufacture or production of prohibited drugs

(1) A person who has possession of:
(a) a precursor, or
(b) a drug manufacture apparatus,
intended by the person for use in the manufacture or production, by that person or another person, of a prohibited drug is guilty of an offence.

(2) Nothing in this section renders unlawful the manufacture or production of a prohibited drug by:
(a) a person licensed or authorised to do so under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966, or
(b) a person acting in accordance with an authority granted by the Director-General of the Department of Health where the Director-General is satisfied that the manufacture or production of the prohibited drug is for the purpose of scientific research, instruction, analysis or study,
or renders unlawful the taking part by any other person in the manufacture or production of a prohibited drug by a person to whom paragraph (a) or (b) applies.

(2A) (Repealed)

(3) In this section:”drug manufacture apparatus” means an apparatus specified or described in the regulations as a drug manufacture apparatus for the purposes of this section.”precursor” means a substance specified or described in the regulations as a precursor for the purposes of this section.