Downing Street Press Release:
Source: Downing Street
Date: July 18 2007
The PM has announced plans to consult with the public on their strategy
for tackling drugs.
Speaking during today’s PMQs, he said that the Home Secretary Jacqui
Smith would publish a consultation document next week, which will
outline the Government’s plans for providing drugs education, treating
those with drug problems, and supporting communities troubled by drug
The public will also be consulted on whether cannabis should be
reclassified from being a class C drug to the more serious class B.
Cannabis was downgraded to class C, which includes drugs such as
anabolic steroids, from class B, which includes amphetamines, in 2004.