Home Secretary Charles Clarke has finally agreed to meet a city-based pro-cannabis group amid mounting controversy over the classification of the drug.
The Armed Forces has secretly lifted its blanket ban on the use of Class A drugs, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
More than two-thirds of people now believe that cannabis should be legalised, either for medicinal purposes only, or generally, for everyone over the age of 18.
A CANNABIS campaigner appeared in court yesterday charged with sending drugs to defence minister John Reid.
It has emerged tonight that a proposal that first time cannabis users might face a caution rather than a criminal conviction has been removed from an upcoming scheme.
The Minister for Justice, Michael McDowell, has said there is no question of a change in the law under a new system to deal with cannabis smokers.
Minister for Justice Michael McDowell and Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy are expected to discuss the Garda approach to minor cannabis possession later today.
BOLTON MP Brian Iddon has welcomed the Governmentís decision not to reclassify cannabis.
Decisions to be based on harm to wider society. Cannabis to keep its lower class C status
The home secretary, Charles Clarke, today ruled out another reclassification of cannabis despite recent warnings that the drug can cause serious mental illness.
BRITISH drugs laws are to be overhauled for the first time in a generation after Charles Clarke decided a new system is needed to grade ecstasy pills and date-rape drugs.
Charles Clarke is expected today to rule out toughening the law on cannabis despite issuing a fresh warning over the health risk to heavy users.
Charles Clarke, the home secretary, is expected to rule out a change in the legal status of cannabis today when he announces the results of the government’s review of medical evidence on the harmful effects of the drug.
Charles Clarke will rule out reclassifying cannabis as a Class B drug today, despite fresh warnings that it can trigger schizophrenia.
Charles Clarke will resist demands for cannabis to be re-classified despite admitting being “very worried” about its links to mental illness.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, is expected to rule out another reclassification of cannabis tomorrow despite fresh fears about the drug’s side-effects.
Downgrading cannabis to a class C drug has overlooked the extra burden on health services and the danger posed to young people by the increased strength of the drug, psychiatrists have warned.
THE downgrading of the cannabis laws is unlikely to be changed by Home Secretary Charles Clarke, the Evening Standard has learned.
James Randerson (Cannabis law, January 14) misquotes me as considering that reclassifying cannabis was a mistake.
CHARLES Clarke will decide this week whether to reverse the downgrading of cannabis amid fears it harms mental health.
As a decision looms on reclassifying the drug, Brian Paddick says ‘I didn’t want it downgraded’
David Blunkett has urged Tony Blair not to reverse the decision that he took as Home Secretary to reclassify cannabis.
Reclassification ‘would be playing to gallery’, Authors of secret report threaten resignation