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Jun 05 2015

At the collision between reality and policy

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The recently-elected Conservative government has been seeing some well-deserved criticism of its na├»ve plan to do an end-run around the ‘legal highs’ arms race by simply banning the lot of them. Their new legislation will: Make it an offence to produce, supply, offer to supply, possess with intent to supply, import or export psychoactive substances; […]

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Nov 04 2009

Keep your pesky science out of our policy

Category: Politics,The Law Author:

The laughable state of drug laws in the UK has been getting some play recently, with the news that Prof. David Nutt has been sacked for daring to intimate that perhaps placing cannabis in the same broad category as amphetamine and codeine is somewhat unreasonable. Understandably, his colleagues have begun resigning in a show of […]

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