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Scheduling and lawful access to nitrous oxide: letter to the ACMD

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Organisation: Home Office
Type: Publications
Date: 09 June 2023

The government has written to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for advice on the scheduling and lawful access to nitrous oxide.

Government letter to ACMD: scheduling and lawful access to nitrous oxide under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 (accessible)

Government letter to ACMD: scheduling and lawful use of nitrous oxide under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001

There is a statutory duty for the government to consult the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) on changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Chris Philp, Minister of State for Crime, Policing and Fire, wrote to the ACMD on 9 June 2023 for their advice on 2 aspects:

The appropriate scheduling of nitrous oxide under the 2001 regulations.
How to enable non-medical, lawful uses, including industrial uses.

You can read the ACMD’s Nitrous oxide: updated harms report.

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