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MEDICINES AND POISONS ACT 2019 - SECT 34

Offence to buy or possess S4 or 11.html#s8_medicine">S8 medicines or hazardous poisons

34 Offence to buy or possess S4 or S8 medicines or hazardous poisons

(1) A person must not buy or possess an S4 or 11.html#s8_medicine">S8 medicine or hazardous poison unless the person—
(a) buys or possesses the medicine or poison in the authorised way; or
(b) has a reasonable excuse.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—200 penalty units.
Example of a reasonable excuse—
A person becomes responsible for the affairs of the holder of a substance authority who is critically ill, dies, is imprisoned or becomes bankrupt.
(2) However, subsection (1) does not apply to a person to whom an S4 or 11.html#s8_medicine">S8 medicine is lawfully supplied for—
(a) the person’s own therapeutic treatment; or
(b) the therapeutic treatment of someone else for whom the person is an agent; or
(c) the treatment of an animal.
(3) Also, subsection (1) does not apply to a person who—
(a) is given an S4 or 11.html#s8_medicine">S8 medicine lawfully supplied for the therapeutic treatment of someone else or an animal; and
(b) temporarily possesses the medicine until it is needed for the treatment.



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