Decriminalization

'Take The Money Out Of The Drugs Business' Chief Constable Urges

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

A police chief in favour of decriminalising class A drugs has repeated his call for an "honest debate" to help take the money out of illegal dealing. ...

10 Things Society Must Realise in Order to End the Drug War

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

As a society we need a serious paradigm shift regarding how much we allow the government to interfere with our free choices as citizens. The vast majority of people using illegal drugs in the UK are not addicts, but are perfectly functional members of society who enjoy drugs recreationally...

Why the Drug Laws in the UK Must Be Reformed if the Government Truly Wants to Address the Racial Disparities in Stop and Search

Niamh Eastwood | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Niamh Eastwood

Ending the criminalisation of drug use would remove the need to unnecessarily search hundreds of thousands of people every year. Thus ensuring that the numbers of people, especially those from the black community, caught up in the criminal justice system is significantly reduced.

'Marijuana Recovery' - The Next Major Support Group for Recovering Alcoholics, Cocaine and Heroin Addicts?

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

I have long been bothered by an inexcusable absence among the many recovery options available to people struggling with addictions: marijuana is not considered a viable substitute.

'Decriminalise Drugs, Including Heroin And Cocaine'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

Cannabis and ecstasy should be sold in licensed shops, with the possession and use of all illegal drugs should be decriminalised, an inquiry by a grou...

Ned Simons

Louise Mensch: 'I Did Class A Drugs And They Messed With My Brain'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 06.07.2012 | UK Politics

Tory MP Louise Mensch has said she did class A drugs in her youth and that it had "long term mental health" effects on her. Appearing on the BBC's ...

'We Are Plainly Losing The War On Drugs'

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Politics

The UK is "plainly losing" the war on drugs - and may even be going backwards, justice secretary Kenneth Clarke said today. But he insisted he was ...

Why a New UN Resolution on 'Legal Highs' Matters

Damon Barrett | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

The Guardian/Mixmag drugs survey, published this week, highlighted the fact that there are many people out there using drugs without significant health harms. Among them are 'legal highs' or, more accurately, 'new psychoactive substances'.

Commonwealth Must put gay Rights on its Agenda

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Whatever excuses the Commonwealth may offer in its defence, one fact is indisputable: in the six decades of its existence it has never debated LGBT human rights.