Ketamine is to be Upgraded to a Class B Drug

By Gerald Lynch on at

Ketamine, the horse-tranquilliser-come-party-drug, is to be upgraded to a Class B substance. Those hunting that "K-Hole" will have to dig a bit deeper into the underworld, and run the risk of far harsher penalties if caught in possession.

Currently a Class C drug, Ketamine makes the user feel sedated, and is usually used in conjunction with other "upper" drugs to balance a user's high. Excessive use has been linked to chronic bladder problems.

Once reclassified, possession of the drug could land you with a two-to-five-year prison sentence, whilst selling could lead to 14 years in prison. [BBC]

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