In The SNP’s October 2017 conference a resolution was passed that calls for drugs to be seen as a public heatlh issue and for powers relating to drugs (contained within the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and currently reserved to Westminster) to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament. This signals a huge step towards implementing […]
SDPC 12: Drug Related Deaths – SDPC held its’ 12th conversation looking at drug related deaths in Scotland, and producing some recomendations on how to help reduce such deaths in the future. The main record of discussion can be found here, but the main outcomes were: There was broad agreement on the following outcomes: PUBLIC […]
On Thursday 7th September the Medicinal Cannabis Reform Scotland group met with cross party representatives and stakeholders to discuss access to medicinal cannabis in Scotland. At the meeting Steve Rolles from Transform Drug Policy Foundation, and the Durham Police Crime and Victims Commissioner Ron Hogg outlined the current legislative framework and how police forces and […]
Ron Hogg – Durham Police, Crime and Victim’s Commisioner – An event exploring how the UK can move from a criminal justice based drug policy to one focused on health and well-being.
Main Outcomes The regulation of cannabis is a policy option gaining traction internationally and Scotland should be prepared to engage with the different models and processes involved. Creating a new narrative on cannabis in Scotland, including challenging the idea that we are unable to do it because of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. There […]
UWS’ Contemporary Drug and Alcohol Studies Programme and Scottish Drug Policy Conversations are hosting an expert working-group meeting on ‘Cannabis: options for policy reform in Scotland’ this Friday 16th of June. This meeting is the intial meeting of an expert group set up to examine options for policy reform of cannabis in Scotland. If you […]
Watch Fiona Gilbertson, a participant of SDPC, talk about her view of drug policy. Fiona
When: 26th January 2017 – 7-9pm Where: Thomson’s Land, Edinburgh – see the Facebook event page here. The Edinburgh Active Citizenship Group will be discussing drugs policy in Scotland as part of the January Fire Starter Festival. The evening provides an oppotunity to take part in round table discussions on how we decide what drug […]
When: 7pm-9pm, 2nd February – Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Recovering Justice are hosting an evening with “three grassroots organisations representing the frontline of the drug war; people who have used drugs , families, criminal justice professionals and the two leading drug policy reform organisations”. They invite you to an evening of discussion and debate […]
Particularly relevant to the conversations is the update on the policy landscape implemented early this year.