Ecstasy could become a class B drug next year after findings of drug bodies and police suggest that it is at “the bottom of the scale of harm.”
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) have told MPs that the third most popular illegal drug in the UK is several thousands times less harmful than its class A counterparts such as heroin.
There are less than 10 ecstacy-related deaths in the UK each year.
The ACMD will carry out an evidence session next Friday, 26 September, but a consequent decision will not be made until next year.
Drugs Minister Vernon Coaker claims he will oppose the move to downgrade the drug. [mixmag]