Cannabis to Remain Class C Drug in UK!
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs believes that cannabis should remain in the lowest category, Class C. All council members agreed that it there was no evidence that marijuana causes schizophrenia.
The council – the official body which advises the government on drugs policy – was asked by the government to review cannabis’s legal status amid concerns over stronger forms of it.
Its decision leaves the government in an awkward position, said BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw. Gordon Brown is still gung ho about increasing penalties for cannabis possession.
If the government went ahead and reclassified cannabis to class B, ministers would be rejecting the findings of the council’s panel of 23 drug experts – which has never happened before on a decision about drug classification.