Section 12 Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Self Administration of Drugs


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The Legislation

Section 12 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Self Administration of Drugs and is extracted below.

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12 Self-administration of prohibited drugs

(1) A person who administers or attempts to administer a prohibited drug to himself or herself is guilty of an offence.

(2) Nothing in this section renders unlawful the administration or attempted administration by a person to himself or herself of a prohibited drug which has been lawfully prescribed for or supplied to the person.

The penalty is a fine of 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a term of 2 years, or both.