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Friday, December 02, 2005

Britain plans cannabis possession limit

LONDON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- People in Britain caught with enough cannabis to make more than 500 joints will be able to claim it is for personal use under a new plan.

The government plans to set a threshold for the amount of drugs a person can possess without being charged for dealing, reports The Times of London.

The threshold limits will provide guidelines to police on whether to prosecute for dealing or possession. The personal use threshold for cannabis would be 4 ounces, enough to roll more than 500 joints, the report said.

A Home Office spokesman said: "This is to clarify the point at which the quantity of drugs in a person's possession becomes above and beyond that reasonably held for personal use, and so help the courts to differentiate between possession and intent to supply."


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