On the 26th February SDPC will be hosting our 16th conversation. This session will take place in memory of Kenny Simpson of Police Scotland, a tireless campaigner of compassionate policing of the MDA 71 who died 3 years ago, and whose service of remembrance was held on the 26th February 2018. We will hear from […]
The SNP MP for Glasgow Central Alison Thewliss presented the bill to allow supervised drug consumption facilities on a trial basis in Glasgow. It came in response to the recent rejection of the Glasgow trial by the Lord Advocate for Scotland, who felt it was outwith the competence of the Scottish Parliament to allow such […]
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 […]
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.
A non-comprehensive overview of Scottish and UK Government Policy and Reports. Please feel free to contact us with any suggested publications. Misuse Use of Drugs Act 1971 – main UK Act which controls drug use, sale and supply. Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 – complex Act which attempts to regulate/prohibit all psychoactive compounds for sale and […]