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Homegrown – Cannabis

The BBC’s 1Xtra has a documentary (and webpage) on cannabis. They say:

More than 60% of the weed smoked in the UK is also grown here. Ten years ago that figure was 11%. Overall use has dropped since it was downgraded from class B to C in 2004 despite concerns at the time that more people would be tempted to try it.

Four years on and the Government’s recommended that it goes back to class B. The switch would see the maximum prison sentence for possession rise from two years to five. The 14 year maximum for dealers is the same as for class C drugs so won’t change.

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