Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL]
- House of Lords
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Psychoactive Substances Bill [HL] (HLB 2)' creates a blanket ban on the production, distribution, sale and supply of psychoactive substances in the United Kingdom.
Schedule 1 lists substances, such as food, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, medical products and controlled drugs, which are excluded from the definition;
Clause 2 defines a psychoactive substance for the purposes of the Bill;
Clauses 4 to 9 make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with the intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances. The maximum sentence is seven years' imprisonment;
Clause 10 enables regulations to be made to provide for exemptions to these offences;
Clauses 11 to 31 provide for four civil sanctions: prohibition notices, premises notices, prohibition orders and premises orders (breach of the two orders will be a criminal offence) to enable the police and local authorities to adopt a graded response to the production, supply etc of psychoactive substances in appropriate cases.
Clause 32 to 50 provide for powers to stop and search persons, vehicles and vessels, to enter and search premises (under warrant) and to forfeit seized psychoactive substances and other items.
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