[Consolidated as at 31 December 2012

on the authority of the Administrator

and in accordance with

the Enactments Reprinting Act 1980]




 1. Short title

 2. Interpretation

 3. Fees

 4. Form of Application











 1. These Regulations may be cited as the Dangerous Drugs Regulations 1998.

 2. In these Regulations—

“Low THC Cannabis” means cannabis that contains less than 1 per cent w/w dry weight of delta - 9 - tetrahydrocannabinol when tested in accordance with the prescribed method; and

“prescribed method” means the Commission of the European Communities Method for the Quantitative Determination of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) in Hemp, as amended from time to time,


amended such that sampling is to be undertaken from a single plant only.

 3. The fee payable for the grant of a licence under subsection 7A (1) of the Act is 1 fee unit, payable on application for that licence.

 4. An applicant for the grant of a licence under subsection 7A (1) of the Act must —

(a) apply to the Minister in the form contained in the Schedule; and

(b) supply the Minister with the information required in that form and any other information required by the Minister.

(Section 7A Dangerous Drugs Act 1927)


Full Name of Applicant/s

Business Name of Applicant/s (if any)

Contact Details of Applicant/s

Address/Registered Office:


Telephone No.

Fax No.

Postal Address of Applicant/s

Class of licence sought

This licence is sought to authorise the licensee to:

  • import Certified Low THC cannabis into Norfolk Island 
  • import other cannabis into Norfolk Island  
  • export cannabis from Norfolk Island 
  • Plant, Cultivate, Tend, Harvest, Sell and Possess Low THC Cannabis 
  • Plant, Cultivate, Tend, Harvest, Sell and Possess other Cannabis 

(Tick applicable boxes)

Location of Operations

(Applicant must attach a map specifying proposed area of cultivation)

Name & Signature:


(Natural persons)


(Bodies Corporate)

The Common Seal of )


was affixed on            20 )

in accordance with its )

constituting documents )




(Name and office held:                             )


in the presence of:


(Name and office held:                             )

(Applicants should note that only persons authorised by the Minister may enter the area licenced for the purposes of the licence.  Applications for authorisation of persons can be obtained from the Administration).



The Dangerous Drugs Regulations 1998 as shown in this consolidation comprises Regulations No. 5 of 1998 and amendments as indicated in the Tables below.


Number and year

Date of commencement

Application saving or transitional provision

Dangerous Drugs Regulations 1998

5, 1998









Interpretation (Amendment) Act 2012

[to substitute throughout —Commonwealth Minister for Minister; and to substitute Minister for executive member]

14, 2012





ad = added or inserted

am = amended

rep = repealed

rs = repealed and substituted

Provisions affected

     How affected

2 and 3

NB – regs 2 & 3 have been renumbered to be in appropriate sequence







Act 14, 2012



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