The Home Office is working hard to deal with the serious problems caused by illegal drug use. It is also the government department responsible for alcohol policy and licensing.
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'Ivory wave' to become class B drug
New psychoactive substances found in 'legal high' dubbed 'Ivory Wave' are to become controlled Class B drugs.
Published 15 September
Consultation on proposals to consolidate and review provisions under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001
We have launched a consultation on proposals to consolidate and review specific provisions relating to healthcare under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. The consultation is open until 28 October 2011.
Published 4 August 2011
Importation ban of phenazepam
The Home Office has announced a ban on the import of phenazepam and any preparation or products containing this substance. This ban comes into force with immediate effect at 00.01 on Friday 22 July 2011.
Published 21 July 2011
Khat: social harms and legislation a literature review
Occasional Paper 95 draws together existing evidence on the reported ‘social harms’ of khat.
Published 15 July 2011