The United Kingdom prime minister’s office is distancing itself from a proposal from Conservatives that would reclassify cannabis from a Class B to Class A drug in the country, with a Downing Street spokesperson telling The Guardian that there are “no plans” to make the change.
The plan was pitched last week by Conservative police commissioners in the U.K. It would have put cannabis in the same category as heroin and cocaine and meant harsher penalties for possession and potential life sentences in prison for dealers and producers. The proposal was also reportedly backed by Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
A Home Office spokesperson last week said there were no current plans to reclassify cannabis. Full Story