Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 9.2 - Psychoactive substances  

Division 320 - Psychoactive substances  

SECTION 320.1   Definitions  

In this Part:

, in relation to a substance, includes:

(a) ingest the substance; and

(b) inject the substance; and

(c) inhale the substance; and

(d) smoke the substance, or inhale fumes caused by heating or burning the substance; and

(e) apply the substance externally to the body of a person; and

(f) by any other means introduce the substance into any part of the body of a person.

psychoactive effect
, in relation to a person, means:

(a) stimulation or depression of the person ' s central nervous system, resulting in hallucinations or in a significant disturbance in, or significant change to, motor function, thinking, behaviour, perception, awareness or mood; or

(b) causing a state of dependence, including physical or psychological addiction.

psychoactive substance
means any substance that, when a person consumes it, has the capacity to induce a psychoactive effect.

serious drug alternative
means a substance that:

(a) has a psychoactive effect that is the same as, or is substantially similar to, the psychoactive effect of a serious drug; or

(b) is a lawful alternative to a serious drug.

Expressions used in this Part that are defined for the purposes of Part 9.1 have the same meaning as in that Part.

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