What is the drug classification system?

The Drugs Classification System is the system that the UK uses to ‘Classify Harms’ that drugs might cause the person using them and society. If a Drug has no medical use in the UK, even if it is used in other countries it will be illegal, so Ecstasy is a Class A drug in the UK. The classes also reflect the criminal penalties that you face, class A being the most severe.

Importantly there is a difference between simple possession and supplying a drug. If you have a drug on your person, even though it is not your drug, you can get charged for possession.