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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"A warrant under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, was today granted at Westminster Magistrates' Court.
Because they are badged as "research chemicals" or sometimes even "bath salts" and labelled as not suitable for human consumption, they fall outside of regulatory powers such as the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Medicines Act 1968 and Trading Standards legislation.
In the UK, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 launched the drug wars, when it mandated a life sentence can be imposed on anyone supplying outlawed drugs such as LSD, Magic Mushrooms or Ecstasy (Class A).
NPSs are synthetic substances which produce similar effects to illegal drugs - such as cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy - but are not controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 nor controlled under the Medicines Act.
On August 23, 2013, he is also accused of having had "in your possession a small amount of cannabis, a controlled drug of Class B" in contravention of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 at his home on Vyner Close.
The Minister said: "The drugs which we have traditionally wrestled with in the Home Office, which have been there for decades if not longer, are now being added to, by these new psychoactive substances being produced in laboratories across the world, designed deliberately to mimic existing banned substances but to be chemically just outside the control of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971."
Official statistics show 57 men and 18 women lost their lives from substances controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
Following outcry and warnings about dangers it poses to users' health, it is now illegal to supply or to be in possession of mephedrone under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
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.
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.