Volteface: Want To Put An End To Human Trafficking? Reform Drug Policy

There are unimaginable amounts of money to be made through covertly manufacturing and transporting drugs. When that takes place in the shadows, outside civilised society and free of law and order, it inevitably results in brutality and tragedy.

There are unimaginable amounts of money to be made through covertly manufacturing and transporting drugs. When that takes place in the shadows, outside civilised society and free of law and order, it inevitably results in brutality and tragedy.

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Volteface: Don’t Listen To The Alarmists – Legalisation Doesn’t Lead To More Young People Using Drugs

Much to the chagrin of ‘project fear’ prohibitionists, yet another study has found that legalising cannabis has no effect whatsoever on the number of young people who use it.

Much to the chagrin of ‘project fear’ prohibitionists, yet another study has found that legalising cannabis has no effect whatsoever on the number of young people who use it.

Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the study looked at state-level cannabis prohibition laws between 1999 and 2017, and found no association between cannabis legalisation and increases in levels of usage amongst young people.

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Volteface: Londoners overwhelmingly support the pilot cannabis education scheme – yet MPs still condemn it

A new YouGov poll reveals widespread support for London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposed new pilot cannabis education scheme.

A new YouGov poll reveals widespread support for London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposed new pilot cannabis education scheme. A whopping 63% of Londoners say they support the Mayor’s plan to offer classes and counselling to under-25s caught with small quantities of cannabis instead of arresting them, with fewer than one in five opposed. The breadth of backing for the scheme among London’s voters is striking.

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