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

Is the US set to Federally Decriminalise Cannabis?

There has been a remarkable turn of events in US drug legislation this week, as Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would decriminalise cannabis at a federal level.  Titled The States Reform Act, this legislation aims to overcome the current legal threats facing many cannabis businesses. The hopes are that this … Continued

Stop the Deaths: Drug Related Deaths In Scotland

  The Scottish government has announced that they will be introducing Drug Consumption Rooms in an attempt to get to grips with the ongoing drug crisis in Scotland. This announcement comes shortly after the latest statistics reveal a record number of drug related deaths, the highest since records began, with a 5% increase in DRDs … Continued

Opinion: Is the psychedelic movement elitist?

  There is no doubt that psychedelics hold incredible healing potential to treat mental illnesses. Their ability is so great, claims circulate that they can ‘cure’ conditions, a term almost unheard of in psychiatry. The psychedelic movement has highlighted the vast benefits of these currently controlled substances, helping to liberalise and destigmatise them. It has … Continued

Opinion: Current Psychedelic Research Lacks Diversity

  Psychedelics are making a comeback. We’ve recently witnessed a wave of re-emerging interest and research into psychedelic drugs. This has undoubtedly been a beneficial force for breaking down stigma, whilst highlighting the incredible potential psychedelics have for healing deep-rooted trauma. However, a narrative that isn’t addressed nearly enough is that our psychedelic research perpetuates … Continued

Cannabis Reform in Spain

  The first public event for the European Cannabis Advocacy Network will take place on the 17th of December, which will be focusing on cannabis reform in Ireland and Spain. Each month we will be inviting advocates from two European countries to discuss the current state of cannabis reform in their country, and shine a … Continued

Opinion: Stop Calling it Recreational Use

  Oftentimes we are keen to distinguish between medical and recreational cannabis use. But does this distinction do more harm than good for advancing recreational reform? Many assume that this distinction is an important one, but is it? By no means should the medicinal properties that cannabis possesses for treating a range of health conditions … Continued