Legal Developments 2024

Legal Developments 2024

Legislation

For the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2024 (SI 2024 No.190); in force 20th March 2024: see [Link].  The Explanatory Note states “Article 2(2) of this Order brings fifteen synthetic opioids, including fourteen nitazenes, under control as Class A drugs under the Act. Article 2(3) of this Order brings cumyl-PeGaClone, diphenidine, ephenidine, and methoxyphenidine under control as Class B drugs under the Act.  Article 2(4) of this Order brings remimazolam under control as a Class C drug under the Act”.

For the Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2024 (SI 2024 No.63); in force on 19th January 2024: see [Link]

For the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2024 (SI 2024 No 62) in force on 1st April 2024: see [Link]