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Prohibition: Sowing the Seeds of a New Ban

Jason Reed | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

As the government's arbitrary decision to ban Khat still resonates and incongruently flies in the face of evidence, it seems as if the prohibitive cru...

Film Screening: 'The House I Live In' at The Oval Space - An Event That Should Not Be Missed

Jason Reed | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

Owing to its immeasurable impact there is a special screening: On 11 December, at the prestigious Oval Space, Bethnal Green, The House I Live In will be shown with the accompaniment of a panel discussion complete with the erudite people who are on the frontlines of the drug policy discourse.

The US Elections: History Was Made, But Not by Obama

Jason Reed | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

On the US election night, there were a host of unprecedented referendums that included three states proposing full-blown reform and regulation of their marijuana laws, in essence, and to use the shorthand, marijuana would be legalised. Those who follow drug policy held their collective breath (if they were awake to see it) as the results poured in from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Quantum Leap: A Father's Faith

Yassin Alsalman | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Yassin Alsalman

Times are different now. We are a distracted generation. The tension is rising in our nations, as it did during our parents generation. We have been witness to media wars, and wars through media.

The Union of the Culture High - The Future of Film?

Jason Reed | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

The film industry has had a torrid time over the last few years: Illegal downloads, the advent of home cinema, YouTube; they've all contributed to the waning affluence of the silver screen. Add to this mix the fact that documentaries are known financial quagmires, and you have depressive mix for any aspiring film maker.

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

Drugs: Why Evidence Based Policies Must Lead the Way

Jason Reed | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

It's time that the burden of proof was shifted. The case for reform is firm and hard to ignore. The rationale for keeping the drug laws anchored needs justifying, and evidence must be placed by those who want to keep the 'drug war' alive.

The Need to Rethink All Attitudes Regarding Drugs

Jason Reed | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

If we are serious about preventing teenage substance abuse, we need far stronger and rational mechanisms in place over our current approach.

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable"

Jason Reed | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable." These were the eminent words of Mr James Duffy from Law...