To the Minister for Justice,
Regarding the submission request for the "Consultation on implementation of model drug schedules for Commonwealth serious drug offences"
In response to Question K:
(i) How should legitimate uses, for example medical, industrial or scientific uses, involving consumption be protected?
(ii) Which substances, in addition to GBL, have legitimate medical, industry, scientific and research applications which may require defences to be made available?
(iii) How should a legitimate use provision be constructed?
I respond: Given the number of demonstrated medical uses (see maps.org) for a number of the named drugs, the legislation should be worded in such a way that ANY substance can be permitted under legitimate use clauses, rather than having to create a clause that excludes only a specific substance.