Narcotic drug is a drug substance which, by definition, causes sleep or stupor , and in most cases, inhibits the transmission of nerve signals associated with pain . The group comprises of a variety of narcotic drug effects psychoactive , although not used therapeutically to promote changes in mood, such as psychotropic , but other pharmacological properties: analgesia, anesthesia, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and so on. The word comes from the Greek narcotic ?a????? ("narkoyn", numb) and etymologically refers to a substance that regardless of how challenging it can be in some stage of activity finally produced a depressive effect on the central nervous system (Eldridge, 1967).
Classification of narcotic drugs in criminal law
1. Prohibited drugs devoid of genuine interest in medicine: the case of substances in Schedule IV of the 1961 convention such as heroin and cannabis and substances in Table I of the Convention of 1971 such as LSD and the like. Dangerous unused medicine, these drugs must interdicts. It simply be important to examine the desirability of placing this table Many substances of Table I of the Convention of 1961 that have never been used or are no longer used in medicine or in industry and have been classified there are over thirty years in case their utility come to be. Table II of the national classification would be lightened and facilitated consultation. If in the future some of these substances were useful, it would still be possible to transfer the Schedule I to Schedule II. Substances with high potential risk to public health but of interest in medicine as those Tables I and II of the 1961 convention, such as morphine and Table II of the Convention 1971, such as amphetamines and barbiturates few. Their manufacture and delivery to individuals should be subject to strict regulations. Substances with a low potential risk and frequently used in medicine.
Required forensic evidence needed to obtain a conviction in a drug case
The main objective of the review is to determine the medical treatment to administer. However, it is also possible to collect forensic evidence that will help the victim to go to court.
The victim may deny that the forensic evidence be collected. In this case, we must respect his choice. Each country has its own legal provisions and its own structures (laboratories, refrigeration) for testing. The nature of the evidence collected depends on the resources and national ...