Tuesday, November 3, 2009

cannabis penalties

The Home Office site has a list of the possible penalties for being caught with cannabis. Are you ready?
Penalties for possession - The maximum penalty is five years imprisonment.

Alternatively, police may:

* issue a warning (primarily for first-time offenders)
* issue a penalty notice for disorder, with an on-the-spot fine of £80
Disorder? If you are walking down the street with an 1/8 in your pocket that gets discovered in a stop and search, but you are totally sober and not creating any fuss at all, how the hell would that constitute disorder?

2 comments:

Ross said...

The sheer range of punishments shows how confused the situation is.
£80 fine to five years in prison for the same crime is ridiculous.

banned said...

Except that new research shows that the actual level of fines for carrying HEROIN is £38.00 FFS ( Sunday Telegraph ) down from £180 some years ago.