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UK government to review marijuana law

[JURIST] UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke [official profile] has ordered a review of the British government's decision last year [Evening Standard report] to downgrade cannabis from a regulatory B class to a C class, the same as anabolic steriods and anti-depressants. The review, disclosed Saturday [HOme Office press release], comes after a new study suggested a strong link between mental ilness and cannabis use. In a letter to the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs [official website] (ACMD) Clarke hinted that a reversal of government policy may be in order. A former UK drugs tsar who resigned over the issue of reclassification claims Clarke is correcting "something that was put wrong 15 months ago." AFP has more.

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