The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has had its recommendation to downgrade the drug Ecstacy from Class A to B instantly rejected. A second proposal to give out kits to allow users to test their tablets in advance for purity and strength was also thrown out by the Home Office.
Professor David Nutt, who heads the ACMD and recently went on record with ‘taking ecstacy is less dangerous than horse riding’, is now apparently going to turn his attention to LSD. Or maybe he already has! The advisory panel is now going to study whether LSD should be downgraded from Class A to Class B.
The ACMD seem determined to downgrade something. They failed in a bid to downgrade cannabis from Grade B to Grade C and failed to downgrade ecstacy from Grade A to Grade B. The chances of downgrading LSD are, one would imagine, quite slim, despite the indisputable fact that ‘taking LSD is far less dangerous than jumping out of a plane at 25,000 feet without a parachute’.