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Message started by Sc0tMac on Oct 3rd, 2007 at 1:24pm

Title: Classification Grades?
Post by Sc0tMac on Oct 3rd, 2007 at 1:24pm
Hello i was wondering if you could help me with a few questions.
What is the current grade for Cannabis? and is it being upraded or downgraded?
What is the consequences for the grading systems?

Title: Re: Classification Grades?
Post by mr_physical on Oct 4th, 2007 at 2:02pm
Cannabis and cannabis resin (different drugs for legal purposes) are both currently class C drugs.  They were both originally Class B.  

There are currently no plans to re-classify them.

The importance of classification relates to the potential penalties for offences involving the drugs.  E.G. For simple possession the maximum penalties are:- Summary - Class A: 12 months or 5000 or both;  Class B: 3 months or 2500 or both; Class C: 3 months or 1000 or both.   On indictment - Class A: 7 years or unlimited fine or both; Class B: 5 years or unlimited fine or both; Class C: 2 years or unlimited fine or both.  For full details see Schedule 4 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, as amended.

Title: Re: Classification Grades?
Post by Sc0tMac on Oct 4th, 2007 at 3:59pm
thank you very much for the information :) much appreciated

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