oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The international legal regulation of drug production, distribution and consumption
|Article Title||The international legal regulation of drug production, distribution and consumption|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Natal|
|Publication Date||Mar 1996|
|Pages||1 - 15|
|Keyword(s)||Drug consumption, Drug control system, Drug distribution, Drug production, International drug control law and South Africa|
Through being party to various multilateral conventions, most significantly the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Psychotropic Substances Convention and the 1972 Protocol to the Single Convention, South Africa applies a detailed system regulating the lawful production, distribution and consumption of drugs. This article examines in some detail the provisions of and the organs that apply this relatively obscure legal system. It focuses on the development in the postÂ·World War II period of the provisions relating to the administration of the commercial regulation of drugs, and not on the international legal provisions concerned specifically with the suppression of illicit drug trafficking, which constitute a discernably distinct legal system.
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