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United Kingdom Drug Law & Policy

Erowid Note: UK moved Cannabis to Class C in January 2004 and then reclassified it as Class B in January 2009.


PSYCHOACTIVES SUBSTANCES ACT 2016
Progress of the Bill - Parliament.uk
Psychoactive Substances Act, 2016


MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 2001
Complete Misuse of Drugs Act, 2001
Description of Classes and Schedules
Simple Overview of Class A,B,C (homeoffice.gov.uk)
List of controlled drugs (homeoffice.gov.uk)
2001 Schedules


MISUSE OF DRUGS ACT 1998 (Scanned Version), Courtesy Mellifex
Page 1, Definition & Class A
Page 2, Class A (continued)
Page 3, Class A (continued)
Page 4, Class A (end) & Class B (start)
Page 5, Class B (continued) & Class C (start)
Page 6, Class C (end), Regulations & Variations
Page 7, Additions / Amendments to Classes


PHENETHYLAMINES #
[These provisions became law in 2002]
Proposed Control of 36 PIHKAL Phenethylamines
Meeting Minutes Discussing Phenethylamine Ban
Debate Comments on Phenethylamine Ban
Implications of UK Misuse of Phenethylamines Law, By Meilikhios





OFFSITE UK DRUG LAW RESOURCES


PRIMARY RESOURCES
UK Legislation Index
Meilikhios's Law Table
Wired for Health.co.uk : Drugs and the Law
Drugscope.org.uk: Drug Laws
U.K. Schedules, KFx
National Archives : HomeOffice Drugs Pages


WRITINGS & ARTICLES
Analysis of UK Drug Problem, by Reuter & Stevens, 2007
After the War on Drugs, Transform Oct 12, 2004


RECLASSIFICATION OF DRUGS
Very quietly, Home Office backs down on Psychoactive Substances Act, Politics.co.uk, May 24, 2016
Science and Technology Committee's Fifth Report, Jul 18 2006
MPs savage government's 'ad hoc' drug policy, Jul 31 2006, Guardian.co.uk
'Illogical' drugs grading under fire, Jul 30, 2006, Guardian.co.uk


MEDIA
Prohibition 2016: Assessing The UK's Psychoactive Substances Act - Science 2.0, May 30, 2016
No-longer-legal highs: Everything you need to know about the ban, Daily Gazette, May 2016
Drugs: the real deal, The Independent, Aug 1 2006
MPs oppose murder sentence reform, BBC News, Nov 5 2004
MPs back legalisation 'road map', The Guardian Oct 13, 2004


MAGIC MUSHROOMS #
Magic mushroom users turn to exotic alternatives..., The Independent, May 30 2006
Drugs.gov.uk Magic Mushroom Law FAQ