Potency drugs not under NDPS Act: SC

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  • January 2, 2022
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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.

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