Home secretary bans mephedrone after taking advice from depleted council

  title={Home secretary bans mephedrone after taking advice from depleted council},
  author={Zosia Kmietowicz},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • Z. Kmietowicz
  • Published 31 March 2010
  • Political Science
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
The UK home secretary, Alan Johnson, announced plans to ban mephedrone and its related compounds after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs recommended they be classified as class B drugs. Mr Johnson said that legislation would be introduced to parliament on 30 March and that he hoped that cross party support would lead to a ban within the next few weeks. A class B classification will put mephedrone and other cathinone derivatives alongside cannabis and amphetamines, with a maximum… 
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