Baroness Meacher

Medical Cannabis Can Make A Real Difference To People's Suffering - Let's Free Its Potential

Gavin Sathianathan | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK
Gavin Sathianathan

We in the UK need to look to countries around the world and realise what is happening. The UK has a proud history as a leading centre for innovation in pharmaceuticals and medical care. A new industry is being created with the real potential to transform the quality of life of patients suffering from appalling conditions. The UK could play a key role in creating the treatments people need. We need to seize the opportunity now.

George Osborne Accused Of 'Unspeakable' Bullying Over Tax Credit Cuts

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been accused of “unspeakable” bullying over tax credit cuts by a peer. Crossbencher Baroness Meacher complained at the way s...

The Waugh Zone October 21 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday October 21, 2015... 1) XI WHO MUST BE OBEYED? It’s the second full day of the Chinese Presiden...

An Ethical and Effective Global Drugs Policy Is at Last on the Horizon

Molly Meacher | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Meacher

The United Nations will have a Special Session on global drug policy next April and will begin discussions next month in New York. Our Guidance on Interpreting the Drug Conventions, published today, sets out an entirely new vision for global drug policy. The first step is to abandon the hopeless objective of creating a drug free world.

Iceland, iTunes and UK Parliament: Breaking the Taboo with Sam Branson

Jason Reed | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

Drugs can often prove to be an arduous, convoluted conversation. To try and unpick the tangled knot that is global drug policy is fairly impossible. T...

Drugs: Why Evidence Based Policies Must Lead the Way

Jason Reed | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

It's time that the burden of proof was shifted. The case for reform is firm and hard to ignore. The rationale for keeping the drug laws anchored needs justifying, and evidence must be placed by those who want to keep the 'drug war' alive.

Former MI5 Head Backs Calls To Legalise Drugs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK Politics

The former head of MI5 has backed calls to legalise some drugs, saying drug policy should no longer be a "taboo subject". Speaking at a meeting of ...

Legalise It, Say Lords

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK Politics

First there was the sleeping, then the swearing and now the House of Lords want to legalise drugs. Well, some of them do. An event on drugs policy ...