Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002
Republic Act No. 9165, known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 approved on January 23, 2002, is an act instituting the comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002, repealing Republic Act 6425, otherwise known as the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1972, as amended, and providing funds for its implementation. It establishes the Dangerous Drugs Board. which is the policy-making and strategy-formulating body in the planning and formulation of policies and programs on drug prevention and control. It also creates the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which serves as the implementing arm of the Board, shall be responsible for the efficient and effective law enforcement of all the provisions on any dangerous drug and/or controlled precursor and essential chemical as provided in this Act.
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