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Cannabis Laws To Be Strengthened In The UK

Category: News | Posted on Sat, November, 6th 2010 by THCFinder

“Cannabis is to be reclassified as a class B drug”, Jacqui Smith commented. The home secretary said that she wanted to reverse Tony Blair's 2004 downgrading of the drug because of "uncertainty" over its impact on mental health. The move from class C means the maximum prison sentence for possessing cannabis rises from two years to five years. Her statement to MPs came despite the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' review commissioned by Gordon Brown saying it should stay class C.

 

 

Since cannabis was downgraded there has been widespread concern about the increased prevalence of stronger "skunk" varieties. Ms Smith said this now accounted for 80% of the cannabis seized on the streets and the drug was nearly three times stronger than in 1995. She also added that the government's change of heart which is subject to parliamentary approval was part of a "relentless drive" to try and get the many pot smokers to alternatively quit or risk getting longer and much harsher sentences.


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