Feature: Charities Are Taking Over NHS Drug Clinics and Patients Are Terrified
by Daisy Schofield
Long Read: The Missing Guests at COP27? Drug Barons
by Clemmie James
Downstream: Drugs Have Shaped the Last 500 Years. Ash Sarkar Meets Michael Pollan
The author of The Botany of Desire, How To Change Your Mind and The Omnivore’s Dilemma talks to Ash Sarkar about caffeine, capitalism and how to avoid a bad trip.
Feature: Let’s Grow Cannabis En Masse, Say Campaigners
by Sophie K Rosa
Following the destruction of hemp crops at the Home Office’s behest, campaigners are calling on people to grow the plant en masse without a licence. Sophie K Rosa reports.
Report: Are Random Police Drug Swabs Legal?
by James Greig
Opinion: Want Drug Policies That Actually Work? Look at Portugal
by Joana Ramiro
The UK government just announced a string of reactionary measures as part of a ten-year 'new drugs strategy'. But if it actually wanted to start tackling drug use effectively, it’d follow Portugal’s lead and decriminalise them all, argues Joana Ramiro.
Live: Johnson’s Phoney Drug War
Opinion: The Government’s New Depression Treatments Are a Scam
by Paul Atkinson
Analysis: When It Comes to Drug Laws, Britain is a World Loser
by Kojo Koram
Britain likes to think of itself as a world leader on pretty much everything. But when it comes to drug policy, we couldn't be further behind, writes Kojo Koram.
Downstream: Why All Drugs Should Be Decriminalised. Interview With David Nutt
The criminalisation of drugs has almost no impact on drug use, denies access to proven medical treatments and disproportionately targets people of colour. Yet the idea that drugs are ‘evil’ and that drug users are criminals is entrenched in international and domestic law. How can we begin to shift this point of view? What are […]
Analysis: The Rich Are Skipping the Vaccine Queue. What Are We Going to Do About It?
by James Meadway
Live: Christmas Cancelled?
Despite concerns from scientists, the UK government’s rules for Christmas Covid will not change. Will Boris Johnson’s call for us to have a “merry little Christmas” stop the spread? With Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani.
Ash Wednesday: White Lines Matter
In the UK, evidence suggests white people are more likely to take drugs than other ethnic groups. So why are people of colour getting searched more often?
Report: ‘Overdoses go up as supply goes down’: How Coronavirus is Impacting Drug Users
by Hannah Green
Explainers: We Asked NHS Doctors About the Trade Documents Corbyn Revealed
This week Corbyn revealed un-redacted trade documents detailing talks between the Conservative government and the Trump administration between 2016 – now. He argued they prove the NHS is indeed up for sale, contradicting Boris Johnson. We asked two medical doctors to explain the papers. Featuring Dr Rita Issa and Dr Timesh Pillay.