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Drugs

Illegal drugs are categorized under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The law puts legal and illegal drugs into three classes: A, B and C, according to the harm they can do to you.

See below how the most typical illegal drugs are classified:

Class A

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy
  • Injectable Amphetamines
  • Magic Mushrooms*
  • Any Class B drugs prepared for injection

*All forms of psilocybin 'magic' mushrooms are now Class A drugs.  

Class B

  • Codeine
  • Dihydrocodeine (DF118)
  • Ritalin
  • Cannabis (Herbal, Resin, Oil)
  • Mephedrone
  • Naphyrone
  • Some other New Psychoactive Substances (formerly known as 'Legal Highs')

Class C

  • Some drugs without a valid prescription such as valium, steroids and rohypnol
  • GHB (Gammahydroxbutyrate)
  • Ketamine
  • Some other New Psychoactive Substances (formerly known as 'Legal Highs')

Maximum penalties

Maximum Penalties for Drugs Offences
OffenceClass AClass BClass C
Possession 7 years and/or a fine 5 years and/or a fine 2 years and/or a fine
Supply Life and/or a fine 14 years and/or a fine 14 years and/or a fine
Unlawful Production Life and/or a fine 14 years and/or a fine 14 years and/or a fine

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