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8R .         Promoting psychoactive substances

        (1)         A person commits a simple offence if the person —

            (a)         promotes a substance as having a psychoactive effect on a person who consumes the substance; or

            (b)         provides information in any form on how or where a psychoactive substance may be acquired.

        Penalty: a fine of $24 000 or imprisonment for 2 years or both.

        (2)         For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), a person promotes a substance if the person takes any action that is intended or apparently intended to publicise or promote the substance, whether visual or auditory means are employed and whether the substance is directly depicted or referred to or symbolism of some kind is employed, including action of a kind prescribed by the regulations.

        [Section 8R inserted: No. 29 of 2015 s. 4.]

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