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Laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking
Article 1

Article 1 — Definitions

For the purposes of this Framework Decision:

  1. drug: means any of the following:
    1. a substance covered by the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, or by the 1971 United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances;
    2. any of the substances listed in the Annex;
  2. precursors: shall mean any substance scheduled in the Community legislation giving effect to the obligations deriving from Article 12 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances of 20 December 1988;
  3. legal person: shall mean any legal entity having such status under the applicable national law, except for States or other public bodies acting in the exercise of their sovereign rights and for public international organisations;
  4. new psychoactive substance: means a substance in pure form or in a preparation that is not covered by the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, as amended by the 1972 Protocol, or by the 1971 United Nations Convention on Psychotropic Substances but may pose health or social risks similar to those posed by the substances covered by those Conventions;
  5. preparation: means a mixture containing one or more new psychoactive substances.