UK Drug Policy

Why Hasn't The UK Changed Its Approach To Drugs?

Jess Devonport | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK
Jess Devonport

Despite this weight of evidence and 2,000 deaths per year, we continue to criminalise drugs rather than treating it as a public health issue. So why does the UK insist on digging its heels in and sticking to the same flawed approach? Moralising and point-scoring is preventing decision-makers from looking objectively at the evidence, which points towards a harm-reduction approach.

Why I Oppose the Criminalisation of Drug Use in the Name of Protecting Children

Damon Barrett | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

It seems to me that a question we have to grapple with, no matter where we live and what the circumstances, is whether the criminalisation of drug use and possession among adults is justifiable on the grounds of protecting children. I think it's not.

Facing Reality on the Drug Debate

Richard Branson | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK
Richard Branson

I have seen many lives ruined by drug abuse. That is why my approach is to provide help to those who suffer from drug addiction, instead of prison.

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 ...