Drugs and the law: state of confusion

The laws governing drug possession and abuse aren't clear
The Guardian (UK)
Thursday, June 2, 2011

Forty years after the introduction of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act, more than 2.8 million people report using illicit drugs every year in England and Wales. While cannabis remains overwhelmingly the most popular, this Home Office total also includes 800,000 mainly young adults who put the country at the top of the European league table for powder cocaine use.