Potency drugs not under NDPS Act: SC
Part of: Prelims and GS II – Laws and policies
Context Sexual enhancement drugs containing herbs and medicines are not covered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the Supreme Court has observed in a recent order.
About The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
- It is also known as the NDPS Act.
- It prohibits any individual from engaging in any activity consisting of production, cultivation, sale, purchase, transport, storage, and/or consumption of any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
About psychotropics and Narcotics
- From a medical point of view, psychotropics designate chemical substances that act upon the mind, that is on the conscious or unconscious mental life of an individual.
- Narcotics include substances that cause stupor (unconscious), muscular relaxation and a reduction or elimination of sensitivity.