Going against the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), the UK government announces in May 2008 that it is reclassifying cannabis from Class C to Class B (its original status). Penalties for possession of Class B drugs are significantly harsher, and include up to five years in prison. Class C drugs, on the other hand, carry a two-year penalty.
Source: Cannbis Classification in the United Kingdom (n.d.). World Public Library.
|Regions:||UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|