Mephedrone ban comes into force in UK

Mephedrone a.k.a. ‘meow meow’ or ‘plant food’ has been reclassified as a class B drug alongside cannabis and now, under the drugs misuse act 1971, carries a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment for possession and 14 years for the sale or supply.

The reclassification came into force on 16th April 2010. 

A further blog entry will examine the merits of the ban in more detail soon.

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Date – 16th April 2010