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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Government reviews draft amendments to the legislation on drug control

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Today’s Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev adopted a bill On Amendments and Additions to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on control over the distribution of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogs and precursors.

Minister of Internal Affairs K. Kassymov reported that in accordance with international experience, recommendations of the UN international committees on drug trafficking control, and the conclusion of the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a decision was adopted to approve the National List of Prohibited Substances.

Adoption of the relevant Act of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan will allow swiftly updating the list of drugs banned in the country with new types of psychoactive substances appearing on the market. In addition, the National Drug List will be supplemented by 88 major potentially dangerous substances. This will cover the entire list of drugs of synthetic origin that are controlled in EAEU countries and by the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

As a result, the Law On Narcotic Drugs will regulate the illegal trade of not only drugs which are already under control, but also types, the emergence of which is possible in the future.

Based on the results of the examination of the issue, the bill On Amendments and Additions to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on control over the distribution of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances, their analogs and precursors ” has been adopted and will be forwarded to the Parliament for consideration.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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