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Mephedrone to be made Class B drug withi

- submited by Shelly Wall

Mephedrone is legal and widely available.....
Home Secretary Alan Johnson is to ban the legal high Mephedrone and other synthetic drugs within weeks.
It comes after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended they be classified as a Class B drugs.
Class B drugs, which include cannabis and amphetamines, carry a maximum sentence of five years for possession or 14 years for supply.
There has been recent pressure to ban Mephedrone, linked in media reports to at least four UK deaths.
There had been speculation the 11th-hour resignation of Dr Polly Taylor from the ACMD could delay a ban because of rules about its membership.
The law says any move to ban a drug must follow consultation with the Advisory Council.
After the resignation of Dr Taylor, Lib Dem science spokesman Dr Evan Harris said Home Secretary Alan Johnsons ban would have to wait until the council was properly constituted.
But a spokesman from the Home Office maintained the ACMD was still able to fulfil its legal role.

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