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Drugs of Abuse Act 2008

Parliament of Lesotho Country Resources Substance Abuse Legislation Lesotho 1 January 2008 Legislation/regulation drugs legislation

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An Act to repeal the Dangerous Medicines Act of 1973, to ensure the availability of certain drugs for exclusive medical, scientific and related purposes, while preventing their abuse; to prevent the diversion from lawful trade of controlled chemicals, controlled equipment and controlled materials for use in the unlawful manufacture of such drugs; to render drug trafficking and related conduct as serious criminal offences and to ensure that trafficking and related conducted as serious criminal offences and to ensure that offenders or suspects are brought to justice; to render certain conduct by drug users as criminal offences, to provide for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug-abusing or dependent offenders; to establish the Lesotho Narcotics Bureau; and for related matters.

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