Professor David Nutt
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “Prohibition of cannabis has failed. We need a new, smarter approach
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?
The number of deaths from legal highs could be lower than what has been reported it has been claimed. Two reports detailing
David Cameron has been accused of "chickening out" of reforming Britain's drug laws by a former government adviser. The Prime
It has become an indelible etching on the national psyche; cannabis and psychosis dovetail like fish and chips. The impact of cannabis on the mind has been well documented in the British press, but it remains an unfortunate muddle as the link is as far from clear as one is led to believe.
LIVE Discussion Tonight The government's former chief drugs adviser Professor David Nutt has claimed that legalising or decriminalising
Nearly one fifth of 11 to 15 year olds in Britain have taken drugs, official statistics revealed on Thursday. The figures