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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Following the review, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs announced it had medical benefits "in certain circumstances".
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), which carried out the second part of the review, then said doctors should be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis provided products meet safety standards.
In 2016, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) raised concerns over medicinal misuse, illegal diversion of the drugs and addiction, and recommended that pregabalin and gabapentin should be controlled as class C Drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
It follows advice from chief medical adviser to the Government, as well as the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has advised the UK government to allow doctors in the UK to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine to patients with certain medical conditions, BBC News reported on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs linked an increase in heroin misuse deaths to the "deepening socio-economic deprivation since the financial crisis of 2008" in its report Reducing Opioid-Related Deaths in the UK.
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.
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. Mr Johnson said he had accepted the council's advice.
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