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News and views from the Drug Education Forum

Cannabis: Throwing the first stone

Steve Rolles, of Transform, writes in The Journal, a paper aimed at students in Edinburgh, writes about drug education:

The problem with drugs education historically, and the cannabis issue in particular, is that it has evolved in the context of a highly emotive public debate, with the drugs issue subsumed within law and order populism, and generally characterised by “tough on drugs” political posturing, opportunism, and moralising, rather than public health principles and evidence of effectiveness.

Now read on.


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