Campaigning for Improvements to Drugs Access - Why We Must Not Lose Sight of the Individual

Campaigning for Improvements to Drugs Access - Why We Must Not Lose Sight of the Individual

Heather Blake  19.05.2016
This morning a colleague updated me on the situation of a man called Kevin that we have been in touch with over recent months, whose prostate...
How 'Magic Mushroom' Drugs Could Help People With Depression

How 'Magic Mushroom' Drugs Could Help People With Depression

Natasha Hinde  17.05.2016
A drug derived from 'magic mushrooms' could help reduce symptoms in people with depression, a new study has suggested. A small...
Students, Smart Drugs and Cheating

Students, Smart Drugs and Cheating

Liam Kay  13.05.2016
If a single pill could instantly make you a genius would you take it? I know I would, I'd take two. Unfortunately, life isn't a movie and...
Suspected Drug Dealer ‘Had Sex With Pitbull And Filmed It On Her Phone’

Suspected Drug Dealer ‘Had Sex With Pitbull And Filmed It On Her Phone’

Sara C Nelson  12.05.2016
A Brisbane woman will stand trial on bestiality and drug trafficking charges. Jenna Driscoll was charged with trafficking cannabis in 2014...
This Woman Asked For Weed On Twitter And The Police Offered To Help Out

This Woman Asked For Weed On Twitter And The Police Offered To Help Out

Ryan Barrell  12.05.2016
Twitter is a wonderful invention, allowing many of us to stay in touch with current events, find jokes to laugh at and track the goings...
Beyond Bureaucracy: The Aftermath of UNGASS

Beyond Bureaucracy: The Aftermath of UNGASS

Amanda Feilding  11.05.2016
The UNGASS was a disappointment to both progressives and hardliners alike. Whilst we may decry the small progress in the outcome document,...
Taking Illegal Drugs Just Became Safer At This University

Taking Illegal Drugs Just Became Safer At This University

George Bowden  10.05.2016
Students at Newcastle University are being offered testing kits to check the quality of illegal substances, as part of an innovative campaign...
Ecstasy Tablets 'Shaped Like Lego Bricks' Leave Two Women Unconscious

Ecstasy Tablets 'Shaped Like Lego Bricks' Leave Two Women Unconscious

Jack Sommers  7.05.2016
Police have repeated their warning about taking "party drugs" after two women who had taken ecstasy pills shaped like Lego bricks were...
After Delays, Government Announces When All 'Legal Highs' Will Be Banned

After Delays, Government Announces When All 'Legal Highs' Will Be Banned

Jack Sommers  5.05.2016
A blanket ban on "legal highs" will come into force at the end of the month after it was delayed amid concerns it was impossible to enforce. New...
Money Is Flooding Into Cannabis but Ignorance Still Prevails

Money Is Flooding Into Cannabis but Ignorance Still Prevails

George McBride  3.05.2016
The cannabis debate is in a strange place at the moment: the evidence available is better than ever, debate is more mainstream, money (still...

The Drugs Consensus Is Not Pretty - It's Been Ripped Apart at the Seams

Ann Fordham  2.05.2016
This UNGASS demonstrates the impact civil society pressure can achieve. The drug policy reform movement will continue to grow into a formidable...
Urgent Warning For Anyone Who Took Ecstasy Over The Weekend After Girl Dies

Urgent Warning For Anyone Who Took Ecstasy Over The Weekend After Girl Dies

Chris York  2.05.2016
A teenage girl has died after taking a "MasterCard" ecstasy pill, prompting police to urge anyone else who may have taken the drug to seek...
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...