Mr Nice, Howard Marks, Has Died

Mr Nice, Howard Marks, Has Died

Chris York  11.04.2016
Howard Marks, the former drugs smuggler known as Mr Nice, has died, it has been reported. The 70-year-old announced he had inoperable bowel...
Half Of People Support Legalising Cannabis - 'So Why Won't The Main Party Leaders Discuss It?'

Half Of People Support Legalising Cannabis - 'So Why Won't The Main Party Leaders Discuss It?'

Louise Ridley  10.04.2016
Cannabis legalisation is favoured by 47% of people, according to a new opinion poll. While 39% oppose legalising the sale of cannabis through...
Life Beneath a London Drug Den

Life Beneath a London Drug Den

Jonnie Bayfield  8.04.2016
About two years ago I moved into a property buried deep in a London suburb. For reasons that will become clear the location will remain...
Major Drop In Cannabis Arrests Is 'Decriminalisation By Stealth'

Major Drop In Cannabis Arrests Is 'Decriminalisation By Stealth'

Steven Hopkins  4.04.2016
Figures showing arrests for cannabis possession in England and Wales have almost halved have divided police and pro-cannabis campaigners...
One Of The 'Peru Two' British Drug Smugglers Has Been Released

One Of The 'Peru Two' British Drug Smugglers Has Been Released

Sarah Ann Harris  1.04.2016
Peru drugs mule Michaella McCollum has been released from prison, her solicitor has confirmed. McCollum, from Co Tyrone, and Melissa Reid,...
The Police Left A Very Cheeky Note For Someone Hiding Their Drug Stash

The Police Left A Very Cheeky Note For Someone Hiding Their Drug Stash

Ryan Barrell  21.03.2016
Camden police officer Sgt Paul Taylor made a casual little drug bust on Tuesday when his team came across a "sneaky hidey-hole" being used...
No, You Haven't Made Poppers Illegal, Government's Own Experts Tell It

No, You Haven't Made Poppers Illegal, Government's Own Experts Tell It

Jack Sommers  16.03.2016
Poppers are not illegal under the new law banning legal highs, experts have concluded, despite the government's assurances that they are.  The...
Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne  2.03.2016
Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers...
Cancer Drugs Fund Reform: Back to the Future?

Cancer Drugs Fund Reform: Back to the Future?

Heather Blake  11.02.2016
Take one NHS with a finite budget, running up an extensive deficit. Balance this against medicine development costs of more than £1 billion...
A Slovakian TV Chef Got Caught Doing Something Really Suspicious On Live TV

A Slovakian TV Chef Got Caught Doing Something Really Suspicious On Live TV

Chris York  20.01.2016
A TV chef has been caught doing something rather suspicious on live TV. During a segment of the Slovakian TV show, 'Telerano', the camera...
Man In Coma Dies After French Drug Trial 'Serious Accident'

Man In Coma Dies After French Drug Trial 'Serious Accident'

Louise Ridley  17.01.2016
A patient left brain-dead in a drug trial for a painkiller has died, a French hospital has confirmed. Five other drug trial volunteers...
Mexican Drug Lord's Capture Was 'Due To Secret Interview With Sean Penn'

Mexican Drug Lord's Capture Was 'Due To Secret Interview With Sean Penn'

Louise Ridley  10.01.2016
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's secret interview with US actor Sean Penn helped authorities locate...
Scotland Needs a Radical New Approach to Drugs

Scotland Needs a Radical New Approach to Drugs

Sean Morton  9.01.2016
It's time Scottish Labour carved out a new position on justice - more liberal, more welfarist, more distinct. Only when we stand square...
Former Meth Addict's Brave Photo Inspires Others To Share Selfies Since Quitting Drugs

Former Meth Addict's Brave Photo Inspires Others To Share Selfies Since Quitting Drugs

Natasha Hinde  30.12.2015
Earlier this week, a man shared a 'before and after' photograph showing how much he has changed since giving up meth. Ryan Harder, 23,...