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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.
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
(a) the person’s own therapeutic treatment; or
therapeutic treatment of someone else for whom the person is an agent; or
the treatment of an animal.
(3) Also, subsection (1) does not apply to a
(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
temporarily possesses the medicine until it is needed for the treatment.
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