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MPs move to ban mephedrone

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On 7 April 2010, MPs approved the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2010, banning the drug mephedrone.

The move follows advice in a report from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) which recommended classifying mephedrone as a Class B drug.

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2010 applies UK-wide.

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