3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.6.3Possession and supply

Pharmacists, doctors and dentists, when acting in these capacities, are among those empowered by the 2001 Regulations under a general authority to possess, supply and procure Schedule 2, 3, 4 and 5 CDs.

Other mechanisms for the lawful possession of CDs include:

  • Home Office licence Persons who have an applicable Home Office licence can possess and supply CDs in accordance with the terms of the licence (e.g. the RPS museum holds a Home Office licence to possess CDs for the purposes of the museum)