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Poisons, Opium, & Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act in effect from Nov 23rd!

The Poisons, Opium, and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament on October 19th, 2022 shall come into effect as the Poisons, Opium and Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act No. 41 of 2022 from November 23rd, following Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena endorsing the certificate on the Bill.

The Minister of Justice, Prisons Affairs and Constitutional Reforms submitted the bill to Parliament to amend the Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance.

The Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs Ordinance amends the law relating to Poisonous Opium and Dangerous Drugs. The amendment of this Act is expected to update and strengthen the existing law based on the needs arising from the time regarding the possession and use of the importation of drugs.


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