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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Clarke orders rethink on cannabis

BBC - The Home Secretary has ordered a review of the decision to downgrade cannabis, as new studies suggest a strong link between the drug and mental illness.

Cannabis was downgraded from class B to class C in January last year, based on a recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

Charles Clarke has now asked the body to consider whether the fresh research would lead it to change its position.

The Tories said the government had recognised "they got this wrong".


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