Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drug

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drug

An independent, statutory and non-executive non-departmental expert body established under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 which advises the central government on drug-related issues in the UK. The Council makes recommendations to the government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Act. The Council considers substances being misused and substances which have abuse potential and weighs whether those substances' harmful effects suffice to cause a social harm to be addressed by policy makers and practitioners.
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The drug known as Burst, Gogaine or Blue Stuff was after outlawed by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said the drug has spread throughout all areas of society since the mid-1990s following the emergence of a market in cheap, low-purity cocaine.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said the drug has spread throughout society since the 1990s after the emergence of cheap, low-purity powered cocaine.
The drug, also known as Special K, is currently rated Class C but the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has recommended that it should be reclassified because of the physical and psychological harms it causes.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) advises the Government on whether a drug should be banned or reclassified.
Earlier this month, Eric Carlin followed Dr Polly Taylor in stepping down from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
Eric Carlin quit the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) on Friday, saying his decision to stand down was a protest at the way the drug had been criminalised.
The announcement came after Mr Johnson was given a report backing a ban on mephedrone - also known as M-Cat or Plant Food - from Professor Les Iversen, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
It came after Mr Johnson, pictured, was given a report backing a ban on mephedrone -also known as M-Cat or Plant Food - from Professor Les Iversen, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
Dr Polly Taylor quit the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) on Sunday, accusing ministers of failing to take scientific advice seriously.
The Advisory Council On The Misuse Of Drugs will recommend to Home Secretary Alan Johnson that the drug gets the same status as speed and cannabis - meaning dealers face up to 14 years in prison.
Prof Iversen, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, said any deaths linked to the "harmful" drug - which he indicated was likely to be classified as Class B - were a tragedy.
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