England: cannabis reclassification is controversial
The proposals to re-insert the cannabis into Class B has generated a fight between the British government and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD). Les Iversen, pharmacologist at Oxford University and member of the Council said to the press that he was not happy with “what appears to be a deliberate leak about the government’s alleged intention to reclassify cannabis or marijuana”, and ignoring the Council recommendations while doing that. “There is no significantly new evidence to suggest that cannabis is any more harmful than in the last review we did 18 months ago,” said the Rev. Martin Blakeborough, founder of the association Kaleidoscope,that helps people that have troubles with drugs. It seems that every new home secretary want to show how tough he is. Tough? Or weak?