UK laws on illegal drugs

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  • UK laws on illegal drugs
    • Misuse of drugs acts 1971 states it is an offence to
      • Possess a controlled substance unlawfully
      • Possess a controlled substance with intent
      • Supply or offer to supply a controlled drug (even when no charge is made for the drug)
      • To allow to premise you occupy or manage to be used for the purpose of drug taking
    • Class A drugs e.g. ecstasy, LSD, heroin, cocaine, magic mushrooms, amphetamine (if prepared for injection)
      • Possession: up to 7 years in prison or unlimited fine or both
      • Dealing: up to life in prison
    • Class B drugs: cannabis, Ritalin, amphetamines
      • Possession: up to 5 years in prison or unlimited fine or both
      • Dealing: up to 14 years in prison
    • Class C drugs: tranquillisers, some painkillers, GHB, ketamine
      • Possession: up to 2 years in prison or unlimited fine or both
      • Dealing: up to 14 years in prison

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