Thu Mar 14, 2002
By Kate Kelland
LONDON (Reuters) - Medical experts have given the go-ahead for the government to reclassify cannabis as low-risk in the latest in a series of moves relaxing attitudes towards soft drugs.
In a report to Home Secretary David Blunkett, medical experts from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) said all cannabis preparations should be downgraded to Class C--the lowest risk grouping of controlled drugs. Classifying it as any higher risk was "disproportionate," the report said on Thursday.