Carly Barton, who has been using medicinal cannabis to treat excruciating chronic pain condition, says patients are being let down by the latest draft guidance from Nice.
Rural areas face unique barriers when they try to adopt urban harm-reduction methods from the 1980s and 1990s.
There is no addiction. Only a diverse form of sexual behaviour.
Catalina was in prison for a drug conviction in Guaviare, Colombia. She had been detained for possessing some coca paste
The Home Office has demonstrated yet again that, when it comes to drug policy, it is more concerned with political posturing than public health.
As the proposal moves forward to open the UK's first drug consumption room (DCR) in Glasgow, here are five key things that naysayers should take note of.
Our current approach of criminalising drug use, in the hope that it dissuades people from taking drugs, is a failure; the numbers of drug-related deaths in England, Wales, and Scotland are currently the highest ever recorded. It's time for the UK to change its approach to drug use.
President Duterte has justified his brutal crackdown by arguing that the Philippines is 'drowning' in drugs. As more and more information emerges, it is clear that his country is also drowning in blood. Blood that seems to stain the hands of every country the war on drugs touches.
This admirable pledge, which comes with a promise to 'leave no-one behind', will remain no more than a slogan. People who use drugs are being left behind and only a major injection of political courage, backed up by a redirection of the necessary resources away from drug control and into harm reduction, will change this.
Next month the General Assembly has another opportunity to right this wrong when they meet to specifically address the global response to HIV. And we urge them to take action.