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Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (S.C. 1996, c. 19)

Act current to 2019-05-07 and last amended on 2018-10-17. Previous Versions

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

S.C. 1996, c. 19

Assented to 1996-06-20

An Act respecting the control of certain drugs, their precursors and other substances and to amend certain other Acts and repeal the Narcotic Control Act in consequence thereof

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

Short Title

Marginal note:Short title

 This Act may be cited as the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) In this Act,

    adjudicator

    adjudicator means a person appointed or employed under the Public Service Employment Act who performs the duties and functions of an adjudicator under this Act and the regulations; (arbitre)

    analogue

    analogue means a substance that, in relation to a controlled substance, has a substantially similar chemical structure; (analogue)

    analyst

    analyst means a person who is designated as an analyst under section 44; (analyste)

    Attorney General

    Attorney General means

    • (a) the Attorney General of Canada, and includes their lawful deputy, or

    • (b) with respect to proceedings commenced at the instance of the government of a province and conducted by or on behalf of that government, the Attorney General of that province, and includes their lawful deputy; (procureur général)

    chemical offence-related property

    chemical offence-related property means offence-related property that is a chemical or precursor and includes anything that contains such property or has such property on it; (bien infractionnel chimique)

    controlled substance

    controlled substance means a substance included in Schedule I, II, III, IV or V; (substance désignée)

    customs office

    customs office has the same meaning as in subsection 2(1) of the Customs Act; (bureau de douane)

    designated device

    designated device means a device included in Schedule IX; (instrument désigné)

    designated substance offence

    designated substance offence means

    • (a) an offence under Part I, except subsection 4(1), or

    • (b) a conspiracy or an attempt to commit, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, an offence referred to in paragraph (a); (infraction désignée)

    inspector

    inspector means a person who is designated as an inspector under section 30; (inspecteur)

    judge

    judge means a judge as defined in section 552 of the Criminal Code or a judge of a superior court of criminal jurisdiction; (juge)

    justice

    justice has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Criminal Code; (juge de paix)

    Minister

    Minister means the Minister of Health; (ministre)

    non-chemical offence-related property

    non-chemical offence-related property means offence-related property that is not chemical offence-related property; (bien infractionnel non-chimique)

    offence-related property

    offence-related property means, with the exception of a controlled substance, any property, within or outside Canada,

    • (a) by means of or in respect of which a designated substance offence is committed,

    • (b) that is used in any manner in connection with the commission of a designated substance offence, or

    • (c) that is intended for use for the purpose of committing a designated substance offence; (bien infractionnel)

    organization

    organization has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Criminal Code. (organisation)

    person

    person means an individual or an organization. (personne)

    possession

    possession means possession within the meaning of subsection 4(3) of the Criminal Code; (possession)

    practitioner

    practitioner means a person who is registered and entitled under the laws of a province to practise in that province the profession of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, and includes any other person or class of persons prescribed as a practitioner; (praticien)

    precursor

    precursor means a substance included in Schedule VI; (précurseur)

    prescribed

    prescribed means prescribed by the regulations; (Version anglaise seulement)

    produce

    produce means, in respect of a substance included in any of Schedules I to V, to obtain the substance by any method or process including

    • (a) manufacturing, synthesizing or using any means of altering the chemical or physical properties of the substance, or

    • (b) cultivating, propagating or harvesting the substance or any living thing from which the substance may be extracted or otherwise obtained,

    and includes offer to produce; (production)

    provide

    provide means to give, transfer or otherwise make available in any manner, whether directly or indirectly and whether or not for consideration; (fournir)

    sell

    sell includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale and distribute, whether or not the distribution is made for consideration; (vente)

    traffic

    traffic means, in respect of a substance included in any of Schedules I to V,

    • (a) to sell, administer, give, transfer, transport, send or deliver the substance,

    • (b) to sell an authorization to obtain the substance, or

    • (c) to offer to do anything mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b),

    otherwise than under the authority of the regulations. (trafic)

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (2) For the purposes of this Act,

    • (a) a reference to a controlled substance includes a reference to any substance that contains a controlled substance; and

    • (b) a reference to a controlled substance includes a reference to

      • (i) all synthetic and natural forms of the substance, and

      • (ii) any thing that contains or has on it a controlled substance and that is used or intended or designed for use

        • (A) in producing the substance, or

        • (B) in introducing the substance into a human body.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation

    (3) For the purposes of this Act, where a substance is expressly named in any of Schedules I to VI, it shall be deemed not to be included in any other of those Schedules.

  • 1996, c. 8, s. 35, c. 19, s. 2
  • 2001, c. 32, s. 47
  • 2017, c. 7, s. 1
  • 2018, c. 16, s. 194

Marginal note:Interpretation

  •  (1) Every power or duty imposed under this Act that may be exercised or performed in respect of an offence under this Act may be exercised or performed in respect of a conspiracy, or an attempt to commit, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, an offence under this Act.

  • (2) [Repealed, 2017, c. 7, s. 2]

  • 1995, c. 22, s. 18
  • 1996, c. 19, s. 3
  • 2017, c. 7, s. 2
 
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