The orginal article was published in the National Newspaper THE Lord Advocate for Scotland has declined to issue legal guidelines on whether the pilot drug consumption initiative in Glasgow is legally possible under Scottish law. Instead he states that it rests on the health department to decide whether they are in the public interest. The […]
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.
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 […]
Drug testing in clubs and festivals has created an ongoing debate between drug policy stakeholders, with some argueing that it encourages drugs use, while others arguing it reduces the harm of those who are already takign drugs. A recent initiative taken by the Secret Garden Party highlights the harm reduction argument. The Guardian: Secret Garden […]