Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
Any narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances can be imported into/ exported out of India subject to Rule 53 of the NDPS Rules, 1985.
The import of – (i) opium, a concentrate of poppy straw, and (ii) morphine, codeine, thebaine, and their salts is prohibited save by the Government Opium Factory under the provision of Rule 54 of the NDPS Rules, 1985.
The import into and export out of India of any narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances specified in Schedule I is prohibited under the provision of Rule 53 and 64 of the NDPS Rules, 1985.
Controlled Substances (Precursor Chemicals)
No person shall export any controlled substance in Schedule B/ import any controlled substance in Schedule C except in accordance with the conditions of the No Objection Certificate issued by the Narcotics Commissioner under the provisions of NDPS (RCS) Order, 2013 Anyone who intends to export a controlled substance in Schedule B/ import a controlled substance in Schedule C shall apply to the Narcotics Commissioner in Form J for export/ Form K for import respectively for a No Objection Certificate.
Status of Control over Import and Export
1. The manufacture of cocaine and its salts is prohibited to save the manufacture of cocaine hydrochloride by the chemical staff employed under the Central Board of Excise and Customs from confiscated cocaine.
2. The manufacture of morphine, codeine, dionine, thebaine, dihydrocodeine, dihydrocodeine, acetyldihydrocodeine, acetyldihydrocodeinone, dihydromorphine, dihydromorphinone, dihydrohydroxy codeinone, pholcodine, and their respective salts is prohibited save by the Government Opium Factory.
The manufacture of manufactured drugs notified under Govt. of India’s Notification S.O. 826(E) dated 14/11/1985 and S.O. 40(E) dated 29/01/1993 & S.O. 1431(E) dated 21/06/2011 and S.O. 2373(E) dated 12/07/2016 is prohibited save under and in accordance with the conditions of a license granted by the Narcotics Commissioner or such other officer as may be authorized by the Central Government in this behalf, if Form No. 3 appended to NDPS Rules, 1985
While analysing the data provided in the national drug report (Luxembourg), we have discovered that the highest number of distributed needles is 437.946 in 2017 and that a similarly high number was reached in 2004 with 435.078 distributed syringes. It is not clear what caused the downward trend of distributed syringes in the years 2004 – 2008.
Narcotics are a type of drug that have the potential to be addictive. Because of their addictive potential, this type of drug should only be used according to a doctor’s specific prescription. Any other type of use is considered abuse and can lead to addiction and other possibly life-threatening conditions.
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