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

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

Volteface Report Cited In Parliamentary Debate On Drugs

Yesterday, the House of Commons debated national drug policy, following the government’s announcement of their “new” drug strategy last week. It received biting criticism from both sides of the house, with strong arguments made against prohibition from a number of MPs, including Conservative MP and former criminal justice minister Crispin Blunt. In his energising speech … Continued

The Value of Testing Services

Recently there have been comparisons of the relative value of publicly accessible ‘front of house’ drug safety testing with ‘back of house’ lab-based testing only accessible to services working with people who use drugs. We suggest here that rather than competing models, we should aim for a gold standard testing system that includes both, in … Continued

2016: A Year in the World of Drugs

It’s probably fair to say that 2016 will not go down in history as one of our finest years. Donald Trump won the White House, catastrophic war raged on in Syria and the Levant, and climate changed produced the hottest year on record, again. Oh, and David Bowie died. As did Prince. As did George … Continued