Is That Pot? Tsk Tsk!
Yesterday was the first day of Britain's new marijuana policy, under which police typically will "caution" adults possessing small amounts for personal use rather than arresting them. Marijuana was downgraded to the same legal category as tranquilizers and anabolic steroids, resulting in lower potential sentences and less frequent arrests. Under the previous policy, NORML reports, "about 80,000 Britons were arrested annually for possessing cannabis."