Monitoring and compliance
We monitor the legal cultivation, production and manufacture of controlled drugs. We have compliance activities like inspections, fines (infringement notices) and court action.
Our Authorised Inspectors monitor licence and permit holders who cultivate, produce and manufacture narcotic drugs. Inspections seek to increase the knowledge of licence and permit holders to meet their regulatory obligations and to prevent any diversion of narcotic drugs away from the regulated supply chain and into the illegal market.
We also issue fines through infringement notices when we believe there has been an offence against the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 (the Act). We save our strongest actions, such as criminal prosecution, for serious or high-risk non-compliance.
- Media release: Medicinal cannabis licence holder fined for alleged inadequate securityThe ODC has issued an infringement notice to the New South Wales-based company A for alleged security failures at its cannabis cultivation site.
- Compliance and Enforcement Framework releasedRead about our approach to the regulated narcotic industry, and legal obligations for people with ODC licences.
- Media release: Medicinal cannabis company Tikun Oceania fined $13,320 for alleged inadequate security and record-keepingThe Office of Drug Control within the Department of Health and Aged Care has issued Queensland-based Tikun Oceana Pty Ltd an infringement notice.