French Study Suggests Legalisation Of Cannabis Increases Consumption If Regulation Is Not Handled Properly

Last week I attended Cannalex in Paris, a conference presenting the results of a study conducted by French academics comparing regulation experiences of cannabis in the States of Washington, Colorado, and Uruguay. The results show that reforming cannabis is no easy task. This study focused on the context in which the reforms took place and … Continued

A Case Against Complacency

Fentanyls are creeping into the UK drug supply and the risks they pose to people who use drugs have become one of the major public health concerns of 2017. Fentanyls are a synthetic opiate in the same family as heroin, but are far more potent on a weight for weight basis. Fentanyl can be 25 … Continued

The United Patients Alliance Announced A Promising Speakers List For Its Medical Cannabis Conference

This Saturday 30 September, the Medical Cannabis Conference and Annual General Assembly of the United Patients Alliance will host a series of talks from different experts. The panel includes a diverse range of great speakers: from members of Parliament to private actors invested in the legal cannabis industry, to think tank members, academics and non-profit … Continued

National Substance Misuse Conference 2017

The 2nd National Substance Misuse Conference took place in Birmingham on Wednesday 13th September. The conference looked to bring together the UK’s leading clinicians, researchers, educators and more to consider how the sector meets current and future challenges.  The Conference opened with Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson outlining the problems caused by substance misuse … Continued

National Substance Misuse Conference 2017

The National Substance Misuse conference is back and this year the focus is treatment, prisons, prevention and trends. Speakers have been mustered from across the sector, ready to offer current thinking and latest developments on policy, practice and prevention. This year, the Birmingham conference will be giving more time to its speakers, will a selected … Continued

Scotland’s Drug Death Crisis Needs a Radical Harm Reduction Response – Now

This article was originally published on The Conversation. The newly published figures of annual drug-related deaths (DRD) in Scotland are appalling. The National Records of Scotland figure of 867 represents the highest annual total recorded – a 23% increase on the previous year, and a 100% increase since 421 Scottish DRDs were reported in 2006. The recent annual figures for … Continued