The criminalisation of new and emerging drugs

Barrett, Malcolm, and Corbett-Jarvis, Nichola (2013) The criminalisation of new and emerging drugs. In: Abstracts from the Australasian Law Teachers Assocation Annual Conference. From: ALTA 2013: Australasian Law Teachers Assocation Annual Conference: law teachers as gatekeepers, 29 September - 1 October 2013, Canberra, ACT, Australia. (Unpublished)

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The misuse of pharmaceuticals and 'new and emerging drugs' (NEDs), also referred to as legal highs, herbal highs, herbal ecstasy and synthetic cannabis, has recently caught the media and public's attention. As a result, Australian parliaments have responded by attempting to once again address the ever-evolving drug industry. The Queensland parliamentary response is wide-reaching and includes amendments which pre-empt future developments in the illicit drug industry by prescribing existing drugs that are yet to come to the attention of the legislature, and yet to be developed 'drug-like' substances. This paper will critically analyse Queensland’s analogue provisions and compare them with the legislative responses of other jurisdictions.

Item ID: 34261
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: illicit drugs, new and emerging drugs, analogue laws, synthetic cannabis, herbal highs, legal highs
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Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 05:16
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