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Drugs classification

Put that Charles Clarke wanted to look again at all the classifications of all drugs, and did that open the way to making Ecstasy in the same league as heroin, for example, the PMOS replied that what Charles Clarke was acknowledging was that it was not driven by a particular desire to explore a particular outcome. Rather, a desire to have as rational a system as possible, and that system had to reflect the relative harm to individuals and to society of particular drugs. It was sensible to look at that, but the PMOS said he was not going to pre-empt the outcome of the consultation process.

Asked if there was a desire to have broader range of classifications, the PMOS said what there had to be was a system which the public, agencies all believed added value to people’s knowledge to debate about the harm of drugs. The PMOS said we should see where it led us.

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  1. No doubt they are all currently sampling the chemicals so that they can draw up a comparative list.

    At least the PMOS’ recent responses seem to indicate that he’s on something hallucinogenic.

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 20 Jan 2006 on 10:53 pm | Link

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