Class A drug

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Class A drug

A category of controlled drugs (under the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) which includes the most dangerous misuse substances, most of which are natural or synthetic opioids, but which also include a few hallucinogens.

Examples
Cocaine, heroin, hydrocodone, LSD, MDMA, mescaline, methadone, methamphetamine, morphine, opium, phencyclidine, PCP.
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The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) identifies those "controlled drugs" that are "dangerous or otherwise harmful" and proscribes their unlawful possession, supply and production.
Both charges are under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Black, who signed for Hearts in 2009 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle, was alleged to have contravened the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on May 16 this year.
Her actual words were: "The Government do not intend to review the drug classification system established by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
The substance will be banned under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - legislation includes a definition designed to prevent drug manufacturers from tweaking the chemical structure to get around the ban.
The ban covers GBL, BZP and man-made chemicals sprayed on herbal smoking products such as "Spice", which are now classed as controlled substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
He was charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 with attempting to smuggle around half a kilo of cocaine into the UK.
An illegal substance, I'll be bound, that will be covered by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, as amended to include the Pisum Sativum in 2009.
As the key legislation - the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - is a reserved matter, the Minister also recognised the need for a wider UK-wide approach: This is a problem that is causing concern right across the UK.
Legislation should "allow sellers o"new psychoactive substances" be prosecuted for an offence which is equivalent in sanction to that of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971," the MPs said.
Legislation should "allow sellers of new psychoactive substances to be prosecuted for an offence which is equivalent in sanction to that of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971," the MPs said.
Martin Thomas Biggs, 39, of Beechley Drive, Pentrebane, Cardiff, admitted breaching the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 by possessing cocaine.