The Volteface Podcast #17 ‘What Should we do About Drugs’: A Byline Times and Volteface Event

by Ant Lehane



In early November, Volteface teamed up with Byline Times for an evening of discussion about drugs, what’s working, what’s not, and what the best approach to take towards them might be. Does the current prohibition on drugs work? Should the UK follow Canada and legalise cannabis? Are our drug laws being enforced by the police?

A diverse and knowledgeable panel discussed these issues and more, including:

-Dr Derek Tracy, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

-Carly Barton, the UK’s first medical cannabis patient

-Max Daly, global drugs editor at Vice, author of Narcomania and winner of the 2019 Orwell Prize

-Paul North, director at Volteface

This event was chaired by Hardeep Matharu, editor of Byline Times.

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