The ACMD is an independent body which makes recommendations to government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs
Act 1971 and its regulations.
Professor Les Iversen, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
(ACMD), said he and his colleagues cannot keep tabs on all the substances available as there are now around 200 such chemicals flooding the European market.
She stated: "I am informed that An Garda Siochana is aware of the misuse of prescribed drugs, most frequently in circumstances where illegal substances subject to the Misuse of Drugs
Acts have become scarce due to law enforcement measures.
Officers carried out a search warrant at an address in Victoria Terrace, Bedlington, on May 14 under the Misuse of Drugs
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
(ACMD) will then carry out an assessment and provide guidance on whether a permanent ban is needed.
Earlier this month, Eric Carlin followed Dr Polly Taylor in stepping down from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
PROFESSOR David Nutt, the chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
, said that by doling out small amounts of mephedrone in nightclubs with guidance of its use it would be safer than banning it, and that criminal gangs would be rubbing their hands at the prospect of the drug being outlawed by the Government.
Dr Polly Taylor is the sixth member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
to resign since the sacking of the chairman, Professor David Nutt, last year.
Scientists were quick to back Professor David Nutt who stepped down as chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
after Home Secretary Alan Johnson said he had "lost confidence" in Prof Nutt's ability to give impartial advice.
Which makes you wonder why we are lavishing hundreds of thousands of pounds on the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
in the first place.
The Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs
could urge home secretary Jacqui Smith to move the drug from Class A this month.
Hewson had been convicted in the Gisborne District Court on October 10, 2006, of one charge of theft of controlled drugs, pursuant to section 11(1)(a) of the Misuse of Drugs
Act 1975; one charge of procuring or possessing other opiates under section 7(1)(a) and (2) of the Misuse of Drugs
Act 1975; and one charge of possession of prescription medicine without reasonable excuse, under section 43(1) of the Medicines Act 1980.
During Operation Drummer, 16 people were stopped and searched under the Misuse of Drugs
Alan Flood, 36, with an address at Urmston, Manchester, was arrested under the Misuse of Drugs
It has little or no psychoactive properties, yet it is currently a controlled drug under the Misuse of Drugs