Government proposes to scrap need for scientific advice on drugs policy

Amendment removes requirement to appoint at least six scientists to Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
05 December 2010
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Ministers will not be required to seek the advice of scientists when making drug classification policy in future, under new government proposals. The police reform and social responsibility bill, published last week, contains an amendment to the constitution of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) that would remove the requirement on the home secretary to appoint at least six scientists to the committee.

Sunday, December 5, 2010