Calling Techno Tories

We are delighted to be partnering again with the Adam Smith Institute, and for the first time with the Night Time Industries Association, to present a fringe event at this year’s Conservative Party Conference on club drugs, harm reduction, and the night time economy. Clubbing may not be all attendees’ top priority, but with the Conference returning to Manchester, … 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

Ontario & the Dispensary Hydra

This article originally appeared on Hanway Associates blog. The clock is ticking. Canadian provinces have less than a year in which to decide how, where and by whom cannabis will be sold. Canada’s most populace state, Ontario, has kicked things off with a plan which proposes to limit retail to online sales and 150 liquor … Continued

Scottish Government provides few clear measures to tackle drug consumption in its latest action plan for 2017-18

Yesterday, the Scottish Government released its Programme for Scotland 2017-8 entitled A Nation With Ambition. The document contains among other things an overhaul of the existing drug strategy. The publication of this Programme comes shortly after the Drug Related Deaths in Scotland in 2016 report by the National Records of Scotland. The report shows an … Continued