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What is a small quantity?

Information about what a small quantity of a drug is.

Only certain drugs have prescribed small quantities.

Small quantities

Some of the more common drugs where small quantities are prescribed are:

  • Ice, speed, crystal meth (Amphetamine/methylamphetamine)—0.75 gram (ice is often sold in ‘points’, with 1 point referring to 0.1g)
  • Cannabis—50 grams
  • Cocaine—1 gram
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)—0.75 gram
  • Heroin—1 gram
  • LSD (acid)—20 milligrams
  • GHB (GBL)—10 grams
  • THC (the active ingredient in cannabis)—1 gram
  • Steroids, testosterone—50 grams
  • Valium (Diazepam)—2 grams

See Part 2, Schedule Eleven—Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

More information


Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)

  • Schedule eleven—drugs of dependence

See —Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)(opens in a new window).