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2004 – UK Moves Cannabis to Class C, with Lower Penalties

In 2004, UK Home Secretary David Blunkett approves the reclassification of cannabis from Class B (which it had been since the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act) to Class C, which carries lower penalties for possession. The decision is based in part on advice from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).