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Classification of Drugs   Further Information
Offenses relating to possession and sale


Class A
Class B
Class C
Heroin,Opium, Methadone Amphetamines (Speed) Mild Amphetamines (e.g. Slimming tablets)
Opium, Cocaine, Crack Barbiturates Tranquilizers (Temazepam, Valium)
L.S.D. Codeine Anabolic Steroids
Ecstasy DF118's ( pain killers ) Cannabis Resin
Any Class B Drug which is injected
  Grass &  Skunk Weed
Processed Magic Mushrooms   Cannabis Oil

MAXIMUM PENALTIES
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act

MAXIMUM PENALTIES
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act
MAXIMUM PENALTIES
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act
Possession = 7 years + fine Possession = 5 years + fine Possession = Caution, Prison or fine depending on your postcode
Trafficking = Life + fine Trafficking = 14 years + fine Trafficking/Cultivation = 14 years + fine

These penalties are in Crown Court. In a Magistrates Court the maximum sentence is six months and a £2,000 fine. The actual sentence someone gets will also depend on the amount of drugs involved, the previous criminal record and the circumstances of the offenses.

Further Information

Magic Mushrooms. It is not illegal to eat them but it is illegal to make them into a preparation such as tea or dry them out.

Poppers. (Liquid gold, nitrites, rush). It is not illegal to sell, possess or use them.

Alcohol, Solvents, Tobacco and Poppers are not covered by the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Tranquilizers. i.e. Valium (diazepam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Ativan (lorazepam). It is not illegal to use them without prescription (possession) but it is illegal to give them/sell them to other people for non-medical use. In this case they are considered Class C drugs.

Offenses Relating to Possession and Sale

ALCOHOL
SOLVENTS
TOBACCO
It is an offense
It is an offense
It is an offense
To knowingly sell alcohol on licensed premises to a person under 18 For shop staff to knowingly sell solvents, glues, aerosols to a person under 18 if they suspect the substances may be misused For shop staff to sell tobacco/cigarette papers to a person apparently under the age of 16
To give alcohol to a child under 5    
To purchase alcohol at licensed if under 18    
To drink alcohol in a public house if under 18    
It is not an offense
It is not an offense
It is not an offense
To possess alcohol if under 18 To buy solvents/glues/aerosols if under 18 To purchase tobacco/cigarette papers if under 16
To consume alcohol away from licensed premises if under 18 To possess/use solvents/glues/aerosols if under 18 To possess/smoke tobacco/cigarette papers if under 16
To drink alcohol in a public house/restaurant whilst having a substantial meal, if over 16    
Licensing Act 1968
Intoxicating Substance
(Supply) Act 1985
Children & Young Person Act 1933

Offenses relating to possession and sale

PRESCRIBED MEDICINES
DRUGS
It is an offense
It is an offense
To sell/supply (without a license) prescribed medicines for non-medical use To unlawfully possess a controlled drug
It is not an offense
To possess a controlled drug with intent to supply it
To possess/use without a prescription To unlawfully supply (sell/give/share) a controlled drug
  To allow premises you occupy or manage to be used for the sale/ smoking/use of drugs
The Medicines Act 1968
LEGISLATION Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
Please note that the above information is for guidance only.
If in doubt, consult a legal representative. Remember, we cannot beat the law, but together we can change it.
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