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U.K. Backs Off Reclassifying Cannabis as a Dangerous Drug

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Science  27 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5760, pp. 455
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5760.455a

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The U.K. government last year proposed shifting cannabis from the soft "C" class of drugs to the "B" class that includes cocaine. But after mulling the idea over for months, Britain's interior minister, Home Secretary Charles Clarke, backed off on 19 January. (Read more.)