Misuse of Drugs Act
Definitions and interpretations
Source: Part IV of Schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Meaning of Certain Expressions Used in this Schedule
  For the purposes of this Schedule the following expressions (which are not among those defined in section 37(1) of this Act) have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, that is to say—
“cannabinol derivatives” “cannabinol derivatives” means the following substances, except where contained in cannabis or cannabis resin, namely tetrahydro derivatives of cannabinol and 3-alkyl homologues of cannabinol or of its tetrahydro derivatives;
“coca leaf” “coca leaf” means the leaf of any plant of the Erythroxylon from whose leaves cocaine can be extracted either directly or by chemical transformation;
“concentrate of poppy-straw” “concentrate of poppy-straw” means the material produced when poppy-straw has entered into a process for the concentration of its alkaloids;
Effective 24 Jun 2014, S.I. 2014/1352 The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2014 added:
“khat” “khat” means the leaves, stems or shoots of the plant of the species Catha edulis;
“medicinal opium” “medicinal opium” means raw opium which has undergone the process necessary to adapt it for medicinal use in accordance with the requirements of the British Pharmacopoeia, whether it is in the form of powder or is granulated or is in any other form, and whether it is or is not mixed with neutral substances;
“opium poppy” “opium poppy” means the plant of the species Papaver somniferum L.;
“poppy straw” “poppy straw” means all parts, except the seeds, of the opium poppy, after mowing;
“raw opium” “raw opium” includes powdered or granulated opium but does not include medicinal opium.
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