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NARCOTIC DRUGS ACT 1967


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

            

CHAPTER 1--Preliminary
            

   PART 1--GENERAL PROVISIONS

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   2A.     Object of this Act  
   3.      Simplified outline of this Act  
   4.      Interpretation  
   5.      Crown to be bound  
   6.      Extension to external Territories  
   7.      Inconsistency with State and Territory laws  
   7A.     Interaction with State and Territory laws  
   8.      Provisional application of Act to substances  

   PART 2--FIT AND PROPER PERSON REQUIREMENTS

   8A.     Matters to be taken into account in deciding whether a natural person is a fit and proper person  
   8B.     Matters to be taken into account in deciding whether a body corporate is a fit and proper person  
   8C.     Act does not affect spent conviction provisions  
            

CHAPTER 2--Licensing the cultivation of cannabis plants and the production of cannabis etc
            

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   8D.     Simplified outline of this Chapter  

   PART 2--LICENCES AND PERMITS

           Division 1--Medicinal cannabis licences and permits

   8E.     Person may apply for a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8F.     Secretary must make a decision on an application for a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8G.     General circumstances in which Secretary must refuse to grant a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8H.     Exception in special circumstances  
   8J.     Particular circumstances in which Secretary must refuse to grant a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8K.     Secretary may impose conditions  
   8L.     Notification of decision  
   8M.     Matters to be specified in a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8N.     Period in force of a medicinal cannabis licence  
   8P.     Holder of a medicinal cannabis licence may apply for a medicinal cannabis permit  
   9.      Secretary must make a decision on an application for a medicinal cannabis permit  
   9A.     Notification of decision  
   9B.     Matters to be specified in a medicinal cannabis permit  
   9C.     Period in force of a medicinal cannabis permit  

           Division 2--Cannabis research licences and permits

   9D.     Person may apply for a cannabis research licence  
   9E.     Secretary must make a decision on an application for a cannabis research licence  
   9F.     General circumstances in which Secretary must refuse to grant a cannabis research licence  
   9G.     Exception in special circumstances  
   9H.     Particular circumstances in which Secretary must refuse to grant cannabis research licence  
   9J.     Secretary may impose conditions  
   9K.     Notification of decision  
   9L.     Matters to be specified in a cannabis research licence  
   9M.     Period in force of a cannabis research licence  
   9N.     Holder of a cannabis research licence may apply for a cannabis research permit  
   9P.     Secretary must make a decision on an application for a cannabis research permit  
   10.     Notification of decision  
   10A.    Matters to be specified in a cannabis research permit  
   10B.    Period in force of a cannabis research permit  

           Division 3--Conditions of cannabis licences

   10C.    Cannabis licence is subject to conditions  
   10D.    Conditions that may be prescribed or imposed  
   10E.    Condition that cannabis licence holder inform people of obligations  
   10F.    Condition that cannabis licence holder employ or engage suitable staff  
   10G.    Condition that certain activities are undertaken in accordance with a cannabis permit  
   10H.    Condition about monitoring and inspection  
   10J.    Condition that medicinal cannabis licence holder be a party to certain contracts  
   10K.    Condition that licence holder notify the Secretary of certain matters  
   10L.    Sections 10E to 10K do not limit conditions that may be imposed or prescribed  

           Division 4--Variation and revocation of cannabis licences and cannabis permits

   10M.    Variation of cannabis licences and cannabis permits  
   10N.    Applications for variation of cannabis licences and permits  
   10P.    Revocation of cannabis licence and cannabis permit  
   11.     Secretary to notify of proposed revocation  
   11A.    Suspension or surrender of cannabis licences and cannabis permits  

   PART 3--OFFENCES AND CIVIL PENALTIES RELATING TO MEDICINAL CANNABIS

   11B.    Unauthorised cultivation of cannabis plants etc.  
   11C.    Breach of condition of a cannabis licence--cultivation  
   11D.    Unauthorised production of cannabis or cannabis resin  
   11E.    Breach of condition of a cannabis licence--production  
            

CHAPTER 3--Licensing the manufacturing of drugs
            

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   11F.    Simplified outline of this Chapter  

   PART 2--LICENCES AND PERMITS

           Division 1--Manufacture licences and permits

   11G.    Person may apply for a manufacture licence  
   11H.    Secretary must make a decision on an application for a manufacture licence  
   11J.    General circumstances in which Secretary must refuse to grant a manufacture licence  
   11K.    Particular rules about manufacture licences involving cannabis etc.  
   11L.    Secretary may impose conditions  
   11M.    Notification of decision  
   11N.    Matters to be specified in a manufacture licence  
   11P.    Period in force of a manufacture licence  
   12.     Holder of a manufacture licence may apply for a manufacture permit  
   12A.    Secretary must make a decision on an application for a manufacture permit  
   12B.    Notification of decision  
   12C.    Matters to be specified in a manufacture permit  
   12D.    Period in force of a manufacture permit  

           Division 2--Conditions of manufacture licences

   12E.    Manufacture licence is subject to conditions  
   12F.    Conditions that may be prescribed or imposed  
   12G.    Condition that manufacture licence holder inform people of obligations  
   12H.    Condition that manufacture licence holder employ or engage suitable staff  
   12J.    Condition that manufacture of drugs is in accordance with a manufacture permit  
   12K.    Condition about monitoring and inspection  
   12L.    Condition for manufacture licences authorising manufacture of drugs that are medicinal cannabis products  
   12M.    Condition for manufacture licences authorising manufacture for medicinal cannabis research  
   12N.    Condition that licence holder notify the Secretary of certain matters  
   12P.    Sections 12G to 12N do not limit conditions that may be imposed or prescribed  

           Division 3--Variation and revocation of

   13.     Variation of manufacture licences and manufacture permits  
   13A.    Applications for variation of manufacture licences and permits  
   13B.    Revocation of manufacture licence and manufacture permit  
   13C.    Secretary to notify of proposed revocation  
   13D.    Suspension or surrender of manufacture licences and manufacture permits  

   PART 3--OFFENCES AND CIVIL PENALTIES RELATING TO MANUFACTURE OF DRUGS

   13E.    Unauthorised manufacture of drugs  
   13F.    Breach of condition of a manufacture licence  
            

CHAPTER 4--Monitoring and enforcement
            

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   13G.    Simplified outline of this Chapter  

   PART 2--APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORISED INSPECTORS

   13H.    Appointment of authorised inspectors  

   PART 3--MONITORING, INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION ETC. UNDER THE REGULATORY POWERS ACT

   13J.    Powers of issuing officers  
   13K.    Monitoring powers under Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act  
   13L.    Modifications of Part 2 of the Regulatory Powers Act  
   13M.    Investigation powers under Part 3 of the Regulatory Powers Act  
   13N.    Civil penalties under Part 4 of the Regulatory Powers Act  
   13P.    Provisions subject to an infringement notice  
   14.     Enforceable undertakings  
   14A.    Injunctions  
   14B.    Extension to external Territories  

   PART 4--MONITORING AND SEARCHING LICENSED PREMISES

   14C.    Monitoring licensed premises  
   14D.    Announcement before entry  
   14E.    Occupier is entitled to observe exercise of powers  
   14F.    Occupier to provide officers etc. with facilities and assistance  
   14G.    Obstruction or hindrance of authorised inspectors  
            

CHAPTER 5--General
            

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   14H.    Simplified outline of this Chapter  

   PART 2--OBTAINING AND DISCLOSING INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS

           Division 1--Obtaining information and documents for purposes relating to licences

   14J.    Secretary may require further information or documents  
   14K.    Secretary may request information or documents from any source  
   14L.    Secretary may require information or documents from other sources  
   14LA.   Identification of sensitive law enforcement information  
   14M.    Failure to give information or documents within specified period  

           Division 2--Disclosure of certain information

   14MA.   Secrecy--unauthorised disclosures of sensitive law enforcement information  
   14N.    Authorised disclosures of information  

   PART 3--DIRECTIONS POWERS

   14P.    Directions with respect to security of premises and handling of things  
   15.     Directions with respect to destruction, etc.  
   15A.    Directions with respect to manufacturing and labelling of drugs  
   15B.    General matters about directions  
   15C.    Failure to comply with a direction  
   15D.    Supply of a drug or narcotic preparation not labelled in accordance with a direction  

   PART 4--REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   15E.    Reviewable decisions  
   15F.    Notice of reviewable decisions  
   15G.    Internal review of reviewable decisions--application for review  
   15H.    Internal review of reviewable decisions--review of decision  
   15J.    Internal review of reviewable decisions--notice of decision  
   15K.    Minister or internal reviewer may require further information  
   15L.    Review of decisions under this Division by Administrative Appeals Tribunal  
   15M.    Application by Secretary to Administrative Appeals Tribunal  
   15N.    Failure to include information identified as sensitive law enforcement information in certain statements  

   PART 5--OTHER MATTERS

   21.     Forfeiture  
   21A.    Operation of natural justice hearing rule  
   22.     Drugs passing through Australia  
   23.     Requirement to keep records and furnish reports  
   24.     Inspection of certain premises  
   24A.    Physical elements of offences  
   24B.    Privilege against self-incrimination  
   24C.    Licences not transferable  
   25.     Delegation  
   25A.    Certain State and Territory agencies are authorised to cultivate cannabis plants, produce cannabis etc. and manufacture drugs  
   25B.    Secretary to notify States and Territories of certain matters  
   26.     Service of notices  
   26A.    Review of operation of Act  
   26B.    Minister may issue standards  
   26C.    Minister may issue guidelines  
   27.     Regulations  
   28.     General provisions relating to regulations  
           SCHEDULE 1 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by the 1972 Protocol


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