Section 18A Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 | Advertising Premises for Unlawful Administration of Drugs


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Section 18A of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 is Advertising Premises for Unlawful Administration of Drugs and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

18A Advertising or holding out that premises are available for use for unlawful administration of prohibited drugs

(1) A person responsible for any premises is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person advertises or holds out in any way that the premises are available for use for the administration of prohibited drugs (whether or not for financial or material reward), or
(b) the person causes, suffers or permits any other person to advertise or hold out in any way that the premises are available for use for the administration of prohibited drugs (whether or not for financial or material reward).

(2) For the purposes of this section, a person is responsible for premises if the person is the owner, lessee or occupier of the premises, or if the person participates in the management of the premises.

(3) This section does not apply to or in respect of a licensed injecting centre within the meaning of Part 2A.

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

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