Category Archives: Drugs Policy

Addiction is not a moral issue – on Rennie, the Record and Labour

On Thursday afternoon, the Scottish Parliament debated the Scottish Government’s Drugs Strategy, which has been in place since 2008. In general it was a pretty intelligent debate as you can see from the Official Report. The Government even accepted amendments from … Continue reading

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Willie Rennie talks about drug treatment on Sunday Politics Scotland

Yesterday, Willie Rennie went on Sunday Politics Scotland to take part in a discussion about drug treatment with the SNP’s Mark McDonald and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. The impression I’ve had from what Willie was saying is that he’s … Continue reading

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If you know a politician……..

…..sit them down, make them a nice cup of tea, confiscate their Blackberry and get them to take an hour and 16 minutes to watch the video below. It’s the drugs policy debate that took place at Liberal Democrat Conference … Continue reading

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Video: Ewan Hoyle’s speech proposing drugs policy motion at #ldconf

I have rarely been prouder of my party than I was late last Sunday afternoon when we passed new policy, championed by Glasgow’s Ewan Hoyle, calling for the consideration of the Portuguese system whereby people arrested for possession of drugs … Continue reading

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Ewan Hoyle’s speech proposing Drugs policy motion

This is Glasgow’s Ewan Hoyle’s compelling speech proposing a new, evidence based drugs policy. If implemented this will save lives and free up money spent on pointless prosecutions to spend on real help for people. This motion passed, after a … Continue reading

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>Expert calls for licensed sale of Cannabis

>One of the country’s most senior experts on Cannabis has called for the drug to be made available on a licensed basis – both for the seller and the purchaser. Professor Roger Pertwee, is the professor of Neuropharmacology at Aberdeen … Continue reading

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>Senior doctor suggests drug decriminalisation

>Do you remember the Liberal Democrat Conference in 1994 when LDYS submitted a motion suggesting the decriminalisation of Cannabis? This is why we jokingly sing at the Glee Club (for the uninitiated a last-night-of-conference singalong) about the leadership “getting all … Continue reading

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