Entries by Jason Reed from 08/2011

The Misuse of Drugs Act - Happy 40th Birthday

| Posted 08.02.2011 | UK

40 years old, and some argue the Misuse of Drugs Act is ready for retirement. Others reason that it is a good act but just needs the correct application. Whatever the consensus, the hangover will rage for a little while longer.

UK Riots - How the Drugs War Fits In

| Posted 08.10.2011 | UK

The direct and indirect consequences of drugs policy are often overlooked, and it's at the cost of a healthy community. The drug war has served as a whipping horse for politics and an evidence based strategy has been discarded.

Skunk: Jacqui Smith's Other Injustice

| Posted 08.30.2011 | UK Politics

In the last thrashes of Gordon Brown's Labour government, the Prime Minister and the consecutive Home Secretaries of Alan Johnson & Jacqui Smith once more took political umbrage with cannabis.