Art Vs Rehab: An excellent website

I’ve just come across an excellent website for anyone who’s lives have been caught up with the twin-play of art and addiction, called: Art v’s Rehab. The site contains a collection of documents called it’s ‘Critical Tool Kits’: “They will help you explore six key themes currently affecting the relationship between art and addiction, homelessness, […]

Swazi Gold – Parts 1 & 2

Swaziland is a landlocked country sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. Despite Swaziland’s small size, it boasts more hectares of land dedicated to growing Cannabis than all of India. It is also home to Swazi Gold, the legendary sativa strain. Hamilton Morris travels to Swaziland hoping to chemically analyze the cannabinoids present in some of […]

Countries Decriminalising Drugs

Full article published on the Governance and Justice Group website, 14th March 2016. Increasing Number of Countries Decriminalising Drugs Ahead of UN Debate on Global Drugs Policy ‘Report finds decriminalisation improves public health and social outcomes, saves governments money, and does not increase drug use’ Report finds decriminalisation improves public health and social outcomes, saves […]

Digital Artwork: Needle Fetish II

Original digital artwork by iopan. March 2016. The following is an abstract from an academic paper available from www.academia.edu. Governing the injecting drug user: Beyond needle fixation Ian Walmsley University of the West of England, UK   Abstract This article offers a critical contribution to the debate on a problematic ‘type’ of injecting drug use […]

How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016

Published in VICE on: 2nd January 2016. How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016 For over a century, world leaders have been deliberating over what exactly they should do about drugs. Unfortunately, all that deliberation hasn’t got them too far in terms of actually keeping people or the planet very safe. The widespread collateral […]

How Widely Available Is Morphine In The World?

POSTED ON: thefix.com By Keri Blakinger 29th October 2015. Global Commission on Drug Policy released a report last week detailing the lack of access to painkillers across the globe. Ninety-two percent of the world’s morphine is taken by just 17% of the world’s population. That was just one of the conclusions of the Global Commission […]

THE NUMBERS IN BLACK AND WHITE: ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN THE POLICING AND PROSECUTION OF DRUG OFFENCES IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Ethnic Disparates This report demonstrates that the policing and prosecutions of drug possession offences in England and Wales is unduly focussed on black and minority communities. This report looks at racial disparity rates at stop and search, arrest, prosecution and sentencing and clearly demonstrates that the drug laws in the UK are a major driver […]