Brown will upgrade cannabis to class B substance despite advice of drugs experts

Brown will upgrade cannabis to class B substance despite

Brown will upgrade cannabis to class B substance despite advice of drugs experts is determined to upgrade cannabis from a class C to a class B substance with a maximum jail sentence of five

UK Cannabis re-classification to Class B | Grasscity Forums

May 24, 2008 · Today Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, announced that cannabis is going to be re-classified from a class C to a class B drug. This was despite the fact that the government’s own medical advisors, all 23 of them, had advised against re-classification.

Jacqui Smith admits cannabis reclassification was wrong Nov 22, 2012
NORML.ORG UK: Brown Set to Regrade Cannabis As Class B May 08, 2008

See more results

Brown set to regrade cannabis as Class B despite experts

As a Class B rather than a Class C drug, the maximum penalty for possessing cannabis will rise from two to five years. In both cases the maximum penalty for supply is 14 years.

«Brown Ignores Experts to Regrade Cannabis Class B» – The

With 23 experts in drugs and their treatment, the advisory council has neverbefore been ignored by the Government. Mr Brown will not formally respond until next week when, the Standard has beentold, he will declare his determination to upgrade it to a Class B substance.

Cannabis to be upgraded to class B drug – Telegraph

May 07, 2008 · Cannabis will return to being a class B drug from early next year against the advice of the Government’s advisory body and less than five years after it was downgraded to class C.

Against Advice, Brown Government Still Pushing For

As a Class B rather than a Class C drug, the maximum penalty for possessing cannabis will rise from two to five years. In both cases the maximum penalty for supply is 14 years. Cannabis was downgraded from a Class B drug to Class C in January 2004, with the aim of freeing police time to tackle harder drugs.

UK: Cannabis will be upgraded from a class C to a class B

UK: Cannabis will be upgraded from a class C to a class B substance 0 Observing the world of cannabis UK: Cannabis will be upgraded from a class C to a class B substance UK: Gordon Brown is preparing to override the views of his own expert advisers and tighten the law on cannabis.

Brown plans tougher line on cannabis against advice of own

1978 Advisory council on misuse of drugs (ACMD) recommends downgrading cannabis from class B to class C to put it on a par with tranquillisers. Labour home secretary Merlyn Rees rejects advice.

Smith upgrades cannabis to class B | Politics | The Guardian

The government today defied the advice of drug experts and upgraded cannabis from class C to class B. The home secretary, Jacqui Smith, announced a new system of escalating penalties for adults

Cannabis to be reclassified as a class B drug – Telegraph

May 07, 2008 · Cannabis was downgraded from Class B to Class C in 2004, but there has been widespread concern about the increased prevalence of stronger “skunk” varieties of the drug.

Cannabis experts lash out at ministers for ignoring advice

An angry row has blown up over proposals to upgrade cannabis to a class B drug, with leading experts from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) accusing the Government of a

UK Politics | Cannabis laws to be strengthened – BBC

In its report, Cannabis: Classification And Public Health, the advisory council described cannabis as a «significant public health issue». But it said it should still remain a class C drug, as the risks were not as serious as those of class B substances, such as amphetamines and barbiturates.

Marijuana | Health Promotion | Brown University

Marijuana is the dried flowers, leaves and stems of the Cannabis sativa plant. The main active ingredient in marijuana is THC (delta 9 tetrhydrocannabinol). Marijuana can range from 1% THC to 8%. Hashish can be 7% to 14% THC and hash oil is up to 50% THC. THC is a fat soluble substance and can remain in the lungs and brain tissue for up to 3 weeks.

Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom – Wikipedia

Cannabis classification in the United Kingdom refers to the class of drugs, as determined by the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, that cannabis is placed in. Between 1928 and 2004 and since 2009, it has been classified as a class B drug. From 2004 to 2009, it was in class C.

Transfer to class C ·

Common Sense for Drug Policy: United Kingdom Update

That may now change, however. As a Class B rather than a Class C drug, the maximum penalty for possessing cannabis will rise from two to five years. In both cases the maximum penalty for supply is 14 years. Cannabis was downgraded from a Class B drug to Class C in January 2004, with the aim of freeing police time to tackle harder drugs.