Drugs

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Enlightened drug reforms are sweeping the US. Why is Britain so far behind? | Kojo Koram
While other countries reject the futile ‘war on drugs’, politicians here are still falling for the ‘evil’ narcotics narrative, says law professor Kojo Koram

Kojo Koram

25, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Met police hails success in county lines drugs crackdown
Covid lockdowns and new tactics have contributed to rise in charges against drug dealers

Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Freshwater Five drug-smuggling convictions unsafe, court hears
New radar evidence casts doubt on convictions of Isle of Wight fishermen, court of appeal told

Alexandra Topping

23, Feb, 2021 @2:24 PM

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The Guardian view on illegal drugs: the laws don’t work | Editorial
Editorial: A new minister in Scotland is on a mission to cut drug deaths. But a fresh approach to a complex problem is needed across the UK

Editorial

22, Feb, 2021 @7:34 PM

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Scotland drugs policy minister resolves to reduce horrific death toll
Angela Constance says she is committed to introducing full range of treatments in ‘national mission’

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

22, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Police should carry drugs overdose antidote, says senior officer
Exclusive: NPCC’s drugs lead backs wider supply of naloxone after successful trials

Mattha Busby

22, Feb, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Drug-sniffing dog finds cereal frosted with $2.8m worth of cocaine in Ohio
US customs agents discover drugs on shipment of frosted cereal from South America that was headed to Hong Kong

Guardian staff

22, Feb, 2021 @2:25 PM

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New doubt over fishermen’s cocaine smuggling convictions
Revelations over withheld evidence on eve of appeal court hearing into two of the ‘Freshwater Five’ found guilty over £53m drug haul

Mark Townsend

21, Feb, 2021 @7:10 AM

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The United States vs Billie Holiday review – Lee Daniels' misguided biopic | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Lee Daniels’ bizarre decision to root this account of the singer’s late years in supposition about her romance with a federal agent cheapens her courage

Peter Bradshaw

19, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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California bill would decriminalize psychedelics, paving the way for medical treatment
The bill touts the benefits of the drugs and would expunge the criminal records for those already convicted of possession or use of a substance

Vivian Ho

18, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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CBD will go on sale in Australia, but first manufacturers will have to prove it works
While CBD has been approved for over-the-counter sale, there are regulatory hurdles to clear before it actually appears in pharmacies

Alyx Gorman

06, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Meet Carl Hart: parent, Columbia professor – and heroin user
In a startling new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups, the Ivy League professor argues that the dangers of recreational drug use have been wildly overstated

Andrew Anthony

06, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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