New Drug Strategy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

Following much media speculation last weekend, the government has published its highly anticipated 10-year drug strategy. This comes at a time when questions are being asked about the government’s own use of illicit drugs, with cocaine recently discovered in a toilet near Boris Johnson’s Parliamentary office. The Government are using the launch to send a … Continued

All You Need To Know About Drug Decriminalisation

What is decriminalisation? Decriminalisation theoretically refers to the removal of a criminal sanction from an act.  What does it mean if a drug is decriminalised? When we refer to decriminalisation in drug policy, it is typically a model where possession and consumption of specified substances are no longer considered, or responded to, as a crime. In … Continued

Editorial: The Moral Complexities of Drug Policy

  Drug policy is a complex sphere to navigate for a whole host of reasons. The most important and difficult being that drug use is perceived to be a moral issue.  It is obvious that policies based on morals rather than science are inherently problematic as biases and emotional reasoning cloud our ability to think … Continued

Dutch Developments: Coffeeshop Owner and Cannabis Cultivator sees Potential in Dutch ‘Weed Experiment’

  With the ‘controlled cannabis supply chain experiment’ the Netherlands seems to be moving slightly towards legalisation. The experiment, starting in 2021, has been a widely discussed topic in the Dutch cannabis world. Joachim Helms, cannabis-entrepreneur and co-owner of coffeeshop Green House in Amsterdam has high hopes for the experiment. “I feel like the experiment … Continued