2008 CE
Cannabis is returned to a Class B drug in the UK

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.

Drugs: Cannabis (marijuana)
Regions: UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Topics: Taxation and regulation