The Government of the Russian Federation has approved the list of intoxicating substances. The corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
The list includes four items:
– nitrous oxide (nitric oxide (I), dinitrogen oxide);
– a mixture of diphenhydramine (diphenhydramine) with ethyl alcohol (regardless of their concentration);
– a mixture of doxylamine with ethyl alcohol (regardless of their concentration).
According to the decree, the list was compiled in accordance with the Federal Law “Concerning the Restriction of the Circulation of Nitrous Oxide in the Russian Federation”, which prohibited the production, sale and advertising of this substance except for medical, industrial, and technical purposes. In addition, according to this law, nitrous oxide can not be used by individuals, unless it is required in connection with a medical intervention.
The list of intoxicating substances was first compiled in 1996 by the Standing Committee on Narcotics Control, an interdepartmental organization under the Ministry of Health. The Committee was officially disbanded in 2011, and since that time the list of intoxicating substances has not been legally established. At the same time, the term “intoxicating substances” is used in a number of regulatory acts, for example, in the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation.