31 Aug 2010
August 31, 2010

Why Politicians Lie about Drugs


Politicians lie about drugs because pretty much everyone else does. Along with a few trades union colleagues, I recently had a chat with President Santos of Colombia and the subject of you-know-what came up, as it does there.  It turns out that Scotland is the highest per capita consumer of cocaine in the world.  Scotland.. read more →

02 Nov 2009
November 2, 2009

Class Drugs

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The Home Secretary’s sacking of Professor Nutt, erstwhile advisor to the goverment on drug classification, strikes me as interesting for two reasons.  First, he’s saying little new by pointing out that cannabis is less dangerous than nicotine; that Ecstasy seems less dangerous than alcohol.  Scientists and sociologists, and probably most laypeople (i.e. most of us).. read more →