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POISONS ACT 1971 - SECT 55

Division 4 - Prohibited substances Prohibition of manufacture, &c., of prohibited substances

(1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, a person (whether the holder of a licence under this Part or not) who –
(a) imports or brings into the State a prohibited substance;
(b) makes, refines, prepares, sells, or supplies a prohibited substance;
(c) has in his possession a prohibited substance; or
(d) uses a prohibited substance –
is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 50 penalty units or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years, or both.
(2)  This section does not apply to or in relation to –
(a) the importation or bringing into the State of a prohibited substance by or on behalf of an exempted public institution; or
(b) the making, refining, preparation, possession, or use of a prohibited substance in an exempted public institution –
for educational, experimental, or research purposes in compliance with the conditions determined by the Minister in relation to the particular institution or in relation to exempted public institutions generally.
(3)  In this section, exempted public institution means a public institution that is declared by the Minister, by order, to be an exempted public institution for the purposes of this section.


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