Correspondence

ACMD advice: future use and purpose of Temporary Class Drug Orders

Letter from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to the Home Office about the future use and purpose of Temporary Class Drug Orders (TCDOs).

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Future use and purpose of Temporary Class Drug Orders (TCDOs)

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Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) writes to the Home Secretary in response to a July 2017 commissioning letter which asked the ACMD to consider the future use and purpose of Temporary Class Drug Orders (TCDOs).

The ACMD’s response concludes that TCDOs remain a highly useful tool that can enable immediate action on substances of severe harm, and that the mechanism should remain unchanged at the present time.

Published 18 October 2019