Lib Dem leader Tim Farron Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “Prohibition of cannabis has failed. We need a new, smarter approach
A former Government drugs expert has branded Tory plans to ban so-called legal highs “the worst piece of legislation in living
The new psychoactive substances bill that is being debated in the Lords today is arguably the worst piece of legislation in living memory. The plan to ban the sale of all substances that are "psychoactive" is supposedly designed to reduce the harms from so-called legal highs... The best estimates we have of deaths from legal highs in 2014 from UK experts such as John Ramsey is about five. Most deaths from recreational drug use (excluding alcohol that kills 22,000 per year) come from long-illegal substances such as heroin and other opiates (around 1,200) cocaine (around 200) and amphetamines (around 60). So why the hysteria around legal highs, particularly drugs such as nitrous oxide than in its 200 year history hasn't killed anyone?
David Cameron has been accused of "chickening out" of reforming Britain's drug laws by a former government adviser. The Prime
It could be a dream come true. Scientists have developed a drug which mimics all the positive effects of being drunk, without
Britain has gone backwards in the last 10 years in its desperate attempt to prove that some drugs are really harmful: reclassifying cannabis [from C to B] and failing to reclassify MDMA down. Social sciences tells us that what we do makes little difference. We ban mephedrone and use doesn't go down. We've got to have acceptance that there's a value in at least trying to be rational.
David Nutt, Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and Chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, has eloquently criticised the 'scientific censorship' imposed by the UN single conventions that restricts and chokes the study of controlled substances such as cannabis, MDMA and psilocybin in medicine.
A former government drugs tsar who was sacked from his role after suggesting horse-riding was as dangerous as ecstasy has
As someone who has worked in recreational drug research for nearly 20 years, I'm very aware of the difficulties in getting research money.However, I remain cynical about this particular project, in terms of the message it may send to some viewers about drug use and how this feeds into a continuing focus on a chemical-based approach to 'treating' mental ill-health.
A former MP will be shown on TV taking Class A drugs as part of an experiment due to be broadcast on Channel 4. Liberal Democrat