Prisons Are 'Awash' With Synthetic Cannabis And People Are Dying As A Result

Prisons Are 'Awash' With Synthetic Cannabis And People Are Dying As A Result

Louise Ridley  2.05.2016
Synthetic cannabis is having an unprecedented and destabilising impact on prisons, according to the chief inspector of prisons. An officers'...
Out of UNGASS: Launching the 2016 Public Letter of the Beckley Foundation

Out of UNGASS: Launching the 2016 Public Letter of the Beckley Foundation

Amanda Feilding  22.04.2016
We the undersigned call on Governments and Parliaments to recognise that: Fifty-five years after the 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic...
The Dangers of Legalising Marijuana

The Dangers of Legalising Marijuana

Thomas Smith  22.04.2016
The answer to both questions is 'no', and the onus is now on the government to carefully review the implications of marijuana before deciding...
Town Thanks Tories For Letting It Use Poppers

Town Thanks Tories For Letting It Use Poppers

Aubrey Allegretti  22.04.2016
Residents in the city of Salisbury are being treated to an offer on a sex enhancement drug - and the deal's certainly not one to be sniffed...
Why We Absolutely Have to Talk About Drugs

Why We Absolutely Have to Talk About Drugs

Jason Reed  21.04.2016
Having worked on many projects, from organisations, writing outlets, films, I've seen just how inspired members of the public can be when...
Drug Treatment Disinvestment Undermines UK Attempts to Show International Leadership

Drug Treatment Disinvestment Undermines UK Attempts to Show International Leadership

Paul Hayes  21.04.2016
The UK Government's message to the UN is right - robust investment and light-touch enforcement is the path forward - but those words will...
Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Date Rape Drugs - My Story

Kadie Eve  20.04.2016
I was lucky. That night I learned how amazing my friends are, and how patient my parents can be. I will be more careful in future, but...

A Tribute to Howard Marks

Jason Reed  18.04.2016
For whatever reason, Howard's death has affected me more than I thought it would. I've found my mind straying over towards him during this...
How Long Can Civil Society Be Ignored?

How Long Can Civil Society Be Ignored?

George McBride  18.04.2016
The UN is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the drug policy debate as wealthy countries act unilaterally to bring about changes in their...
The Case For Rethinking Everything You've Been Told About The War On Drugs

The Case For Rethinking Everything You've Been Told About The War On Drugs

Jack Sommers  15.04.2016
We've barely had time for introductions, but already Johann Hari is reeling off tips about Britain's war on drugs for me to investigate. Do...
Airport Sniffer Dogs Are Detecting Sausages And Cheese Instead Of Class A Drugs

Airport Sniffer Dogs Are Detecting Sausages And Cheese Instead Of Class A Drugs

Sara C Nelson  14.04.2016
Sniffer dogs at Manchester Airport are excelling at detecting cheese and sausages, though they appear to be less proficient at uncovering...
Why I Oppose the Criminalisation of Drug Use in the Name of Protecting Children

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

Damon Barrett  14.04.2016
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...
So This Is What Your Brain Looks Like On LSD

So This Is What Your Brain Looks Like On LSD

Nitya Rajan  12.04.2016
A groundbreaking study has revealed the impact LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) has on the brain, prompting experts to predict...
The Coming of Age of LSD

The Coming of Age of LSD

Amanda Feilding  12.04.2016
It seems amazing that something so totally personal as ones level of consciousness could be considered an illegal act. But there is a turning...