Tag: UK

21
Oct

Introducing SSDP Durham!

Here is an interview with Dasha Anderson, the chapter leader of our newest chapter, SSDP Durham! Tell me a bit about yourself, what you study, your interests and why you decided to start a chapter. My name is Dasha, I’m a Durham University 4th year student studying towards an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. I’ve had an interest in drugs and

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13
Mar

Questionable drug prosecutions in UK

Drug prosecutions in the UK are apparently expanding their scope. Several recent cases showcase a concerning enthusiasm for prosecuting activities of questionable illegality. A shop on Vicar Lane in Leeds, has been raided on suspicious of selling so-called legal highs, or unscheduled synthetic drugs. Known as Dr. Herman’s, the shop was selling “substances suspected to be the subject of temporary

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20
Feb

Daniel Hannan Embodies Growing UK Sentiment on Drug Policy

This post originally appeared at The Libertarian. Daniel Hannan, British Member of the European Parliament for the Conservative Party, has suggested that Great Britain should consider legalizing drugs. Hannan had described himself in 2007 as “liberal” on drugs policy, but stated at that point that “There is no appetite in Britain to move towards a decriminalisation of narcotics, and that

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18
Dec

"Cannabis Cafe" Idea Making Strides in Europe

UK drug policy activist Colin Davies plans to open a new “cannabis cafe” in Manchester. Davis emphasizes that the new cafe plans to stay within the bounds of the law. The proposed establishment would not sell marijuana, but would simply serve as a social gathering point for marijuana users. Patrons would be encouraged to bring their own marijuana. Davies is

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18
Oct

UK Liberal Democrats Still Pushing Sensible Drug Policy

This article originally published on http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ The UK’s Liberal Democrats may once again propose serious reforms in British policies toward illegal drugs. These will reportedly include legalizing cannabis and possibly even some newly developed “club drugs.” A report by the Home Office, ordered by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and not yet published, is expected to call for dramatic drug policy

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25
Sep

UK Lagging in Drug Policy Reform

This article originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/. Drug policy has in much of the world become a major issue as of late. Marijuana policy reforms have been successful in numerous US states, and even seem to have accelerated since the 1990s. There also seems to be great interest in the issue recently in many Latin American countries. High-ranking public figures in the

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19
Apr

Building Leadership in the Drug Policy Reform Movement

On the weekend of Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd of April, Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK will be hosting its third annual conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. This year’s conference is about building on the re-invigoration of grassroots involvement in the drug policy reform movement and ensuring all who wish to

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