In 2004, UK Home Secretary David Blunkett approves the reclassification of cannabis from Class B (which it had been since the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act) to Class C. Class C carries lower penalties for possession of the drug. The decision was in part based on advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
Source: Trace, M., Klein, A., & Roberts, M. (2004). Reclassification of cannabis in the United Kingdom.
|Regions:||UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)|
|Topics:||Taxation and regulation|