On Tuesday 10 June 2014 ketamine changed from a class C to a class B controlled drug. This means that possession of ketamine could now get you up to five years in jail and an unlimited fine, while supplying ketamine to someone else could get you up to 14 years in jail and an unlimited fine.

Ketamine and the law

  • Ketamine is a Class B drug which means that it's illegal to have for yourself, give away or sell.
  • Possession can get you up to five years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.
  • Supplying someone else, even your friends, can get you 14 years in jail and/or an unlimited fine.


What if you’re caught?
If the Police catch arrest you with in possession of  ketamine, they’ll always take some action. This could be a formal caution, or arrest and possible conviction.
A conviction for a drug-related offence could have a serious impact. It can could make it harder, even impossible, stop you  to visiting certain countries – for example the United States – and limit the types of jobs you can apply for.


Did you know?
  • Like drinking and driving, driving when high is illegal - and you can still be unfit to drive the day after using ketamine. You can get a heavy fine, be disqualified from driving or even go to prison.
  • Allowing other people to supply drugs in your house or any other premises is illegal. If the police catch people supplying illegal drugs in a club they can potentially prosecute the landlord, club owner or any person concerned in the management of the premises..
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