THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 80/2001/ND-CP
Hanoi, November 05, 2001
 
DECREE
GUIDING THE CONTROL OF LAWFUL DRUG-RELATED ACTIVITIES IN THE COUNTRY
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Pursuant to the Law on Drug Prevention and Fight of December 9, 2000;
At the proposal of the Minister of Public Security,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- This Decree details and guides the control of lawful drug-related activities in the country, including the permitted monitoring, inspection and supervision of activities of researching, expertising, producing, preserving, storing, transporting, purchasing, selling, distributing, using, treating and exchanging narcotics, addictive drugs, psychotropic medicines and pre-substances in the fields of health care, industry, analysis, test, scientific research, professional training, drug-related crime investigation, as well as the preclusion and prevention of the abuse of such activities for other purposes.
The control of lawful drug-related activities for defense and security purposes shall not be governed by this Decree.
Article 2.-
1. It is strictly prohibited to use in the medical field raw materials, finished products and semi-finished products containing substances specified in List I enclosed with the Government’s Decree No.67/2001/ND-CP of October 1, 2001 promulgating lists of narcotics and pre-substances. In cases where such substances are used for analysis, test, scientific research and drug-related crime investigation, such must be permitted by the Minister of Health or the Minister of Public Security.
2. The research into, expertise, production, transport, preservation, storing, purchase, sale, distribution, use, handling and exchange of narcotics and pre-substances specified in Lists II, III and IV (promulgated together with the Government’s Decree No.67/2001/ND-CP of October 1, 2001) in the fields of health care, industry, analysis, test, scientific research, professional training and drug-related crime investigation must be strictly controlled. The production of these substances shall not imply the planting of narcotic substance-bearing trees.
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