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 […]
On September 27th the Medicinal Cannabis Reform Scotland (MCRS) group met with MSP’s, representatives of the Scottish Governments Substance Misuse Unit, and representatives of Police Scotland, to present the case for urgent action on medicinal cannabis reform in Scotland. The meeting was chaired by Anna Ross of SDPC with the aim of securing agreement […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]