Drug Legalization Revisited - Time to Get Serious About What That Means

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Many who oppose the legalization of harder drugs (e.g., heroin, cocaine) paint some pretty farfetched images. Take a ten year old walking over to a candy dispenser, and then walking away with some crack. Or, less farfetched: people buying what they please over the counter at convenience stores.

'Drug Related Violence' - A Misnomer We Can Do Without

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

All over the media, we hear talk of drug related violence. On the streets of Western democracies, in the jungles of Latin America, and elsewhere, people do seem to fight over drugs and the money they can generate.

Parents' Tributes To 'Beautiful' Daughter Who 'Died After Taking Drug Paste'

PA | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The 16-year-old girl who died after apparently taking drugs was a "beautiful, funny and charming daughter", her parents have said. Poppy Rodgers di...

Tributes To Teenager Who 'Died After Taking Drug Paste'

Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

Tributes have been pouring in the for teenager Poppy Rodgers, who is thought to have died after she took a "yellowy white" amphetamine paste. The ...

Pair Held Over 16-Year-Old's Drug Death Bailed

PA | Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Two people arrested in connection with the death of a teenage girl in a drugs-related incident have been released on bail, police said. The 16-year...

Drugs Warning After Death Of Teenager

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A 16-year-old girl has died after taking a "yellowy-white" paste thought to contain amphetamine, police said on Friday. A man and a woman have been...

What's a Legal High?

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Legal Highs are cocktails of legal chemicals which imitate the effects of illegal narcotics. They are the new generation of party drugs. But they are very different to the illegal substances that everyone has heard of because they are constantly evolving.

Drugs - Legal and Illegal but All Rather Stimulating

Simon Napier-Bell | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Simon Napier-Bell

Last week Sir Richard Branson and Alan McGee were amongst people who wrote pieces in favour of decriminalising illegal drugs. They both say they once used them but don't now. My position is different; I'm an addict. At least, I think I am, though not of anything illegal.