Canada Gazette, Part II: Amending Schedule III to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Schedule to Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations to include BZP and TFMPP
This is to advise you that the Regulation Amending Schedule III to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), and the Schedule to Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations to include BZP and TFMPP was published in Canada Gazette, Part II (SOR/2012-65 and SOR/2012-66) on April 11, 2012.
BZP and TFMPP are used recreationally in Canada for their hallucinogenic and stimulant effects. BZP has also been found as an ingredient in products marketed for weight loss, despite the fact that no products containing BZP or TFMPP have been authorized for sale in Canada under the Food and Drugs Act. While the extent of their use in Canada is unknown, products containing BZP and TFMPP are available domestically for sale on the Internet and in various alternative lifestyle stores. Pills containing BZP and TFMPP have been marketed as a safe and legal alternative to ecstasy. Effects associated with the use of BZP and TFMPP include increased blood pressure, slowed breathing, hallucinations and seizures.
The inclusion of BZP and TFMPP in Schedule III to the CDSA prohibits the following activities with these substances: possession, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, importation, exportation, possession for the purpose of exportation, and production. Inclusion in the Schedule to Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations provides a means for which research involving these substances, if required, can be carried out in Canada.
Health Canada advises persons in possession of these substances or any controlled substance to seek legal advice if they have questions about compliance.
The Regulations and the Regulatory Impact Analysis Statements are available on the Canada Gazette website:
Volume 146, No. 8, pages 35 - 45 in PDF format or pages 895 - 905 in Canada Gazette, Part II
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