Section 8 - Drug use, etc. on premises
Section 8 of the 1971 Act makes it a criminal offence for occupiers of premises knowingly to ‘permit or suffer’ those premises to be used for the following activities:
- Production or attempted production of any controlled drug, or
- Supply or attempted supply of any controlled drug, or
- Preparing opium for smoking, or
- Smoking cannabis or prepared opium.
Penalties available for Section 8 offences
Please note this is the maximum sentence only and in most cases will not be reflective of the sentence given.
Maximum sentence of 14 years’ imprisonment or a fine or both.