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May 2008 – Cannabis Returned to Class B in the UK

The UK government announces in May 2008 that it is reclassifying cannabis from Class C to its original Class B. Penalties for possession of Class B drugs include up to five years in prison, higher than the two-year penalty for Class C drugs. The reclassification goes counter to the advice of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).