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Government to ban range of drugs, including Zimovane

Government to ban range of drugs, including Zimovane

The government bill which will ban a range of drugs including Zopiclone (Zimovane and Imovane) has made its way through the Dail and will soon become law.

The Misuse of Drugs Bill was amended last December to include provisions for medically supervised injecting centres.

The bill was split last month by the current government, the first half has to do with banning drugs and the second half will legislate for medically supervised injecting centres.


The drugs that will be banned include:

Prescription medication

Zopiclone

Zaleplon

Lisdexamfetamine

Substances already controlled under EU and UN obligations

Phenazepam

25B-NBOMe and 25C-NBOMe (known colloquially as N-BOMB

MT-45

4,4′-DMAR

Additional substances

MDMB-CHMICA

5F-AKB-48 and 5F-PB-22 (synthetic cannabinoid)


Further regulations need to be drawn to provide for legitimate users who hold prescriptions.

The act will be commenced after the regulations are created.