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NCJ Number: 30963 Find in a Library
Title: NATURE OF THE PHENOMENON AND THE LAW REGARDING NARCOTICS
Journal: POLIZIA MODERNA  Volume:27  Issue:4-5  Dated:(APRIL-MAY 1975)  Pages:24-30
Author(s): T DELOGU
Corporate Author: Accademia Del Corpo Delle Guardie di Pubblica Sicurezza
Italy
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Accademia Del Corpo Delle Guardie di Pubblica Sicurezza
Roma, 00196
Format: Article
Language: Italian
Country: Italy
Annotation: UNDER ITALIAN LAW, THE ONLY PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO SELL DRUGS ARE PHARMACISTS AND THE ONLY ONES AUTHORIZED TO BUY THEM ARE PATIENTS IN POSSESSION OF A DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION.
Abstract: THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH HAS A LIST OF TE WELL-KNOWN, COMMON DRUGS THAT CAN ONLY BE SOLD UNDER PRESCRITION, AND TRAFFICKING IN THEM IS COVERED BY ARTICLE 6 OF THE SPECIAL LAW OF 1945. HOWEVER, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SUBSTANCES FOR WHICH THERE ARE LAWFUL USES BUT WHICH ALSO HAPPEN TO HAVE NARCOTIC PROPERTIES. THESE ARE CONTROLLED UNDER ARTICLE 446 OF THE ITALIAN CRIMINAL CODE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THESE PROVISIONS MIGHT BE CHALLENGED ON THE GROUNDS OF UNCONSTITUTIONALITY BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO ELASTIC AND THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH'S LIST DOES NOT CARRY THE FORCE OF LAW. HOWEVER, THE FACT REMAINS THAT NO ONE CAN LEGALLY POSSESS ANY NARCOTIC IN ITALY UNLESS HE OBTAINED IT ON A DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION. ANYONE IN POSSESSION OF ANY AMOUNT OF ANY NARCOTICS OBTAINED OTHERWISE IS IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. --IN ITALIAN
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Drug law offenses; Drug laws; Drug regulation; Drug sources; Italy; Laws and Statutes
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