A blanket ban may seem disproportionate, but is necessary to stay ahead of the chemists and suppliers who deal in these substances.
Just under a third of prisoners say it is easy to get drugs in prison. Seven per cent say they have developed an addiction while incarcerated.
Conventional courts focus on the crime being tried, when the real problem that needs to be addressed lies within the individual who committed it.
The leading addiction expert Dr Robert Lefever says the Government’s proposal is right.
The reason why heroin use is falling in Europe but rising in the USA.
Public health builds mechanisms for limitless state interference in our lives but with no clear case for why living longer justifies overriding personal freedom.
Public and media opinion have shifted while Westminster’s stance on the failing War on Drugs remains the same. How long will the mismatch last?
Tackling the demand for an illegal product could be a better tactic than either banning or regulating its supply.
Both are socially evil and should be prosecuted on the basis of sufficient evidence.
Danny Alexander would rather have his cold, blood-spattered, lifeless body hauled off to the morgue than see a cut in the top rate of tax