Is cannabis legal?

I've been smoking weed for a couple of years now but I'm confused by the reclassification of cannabis. Is it legal now?

Cannabis laws have changed and it’s been reclassified as a Class B drug. This means it remains illegal to sell, possess, or allow the use of cannabis in your own home, but the police can deal with it, at their discretion, with a caution.

In addition, especially if you’ve been taking it for a while now, you might want to find out more about the effects and risks of taking cannabis. Cannabis comes in different forms and is taken different ways; each of these can lead to a range in intensity of effects and risks.

If you would like to have a chat with someone about legal issues and how to keep safe with your cannabis use you can call Frank on 0300 123 6600. There are also local services you can visit if you’d like to talk to someone face to face. These services are free and confidential and can give you advice and information about keeping safe.

Answered by Addaction on 05-Jun-2014

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