British drug policy is not working

The government is sticking to a criminal justice approach that simply doesn't work. It is time to look at the scientific evidence
Julian Huppert and Molly Meacher
The Guardian (UK)
Thursday, November 17, 2011

There are clear political sensitivities surrounding drug policies, rendering effective reform a challenging prospect for politicians once they are in government. But most sensible politicians, officials and scientists recognise that 50 years of a criminalising approach hasn't reduced problem drug use. We therefore call on the prime minister to convene an all-party commission to review drug policy and make recommendations for reform.