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DrugScience is the leading independent scientific body on drugs in the UK. We work to provide clear, evidence-based information without political or commercial interference.

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Cannabis policy

A multi-criterion decision analysis applied to alcohol and cannabis regulation

The first MCDA analysis on drug regulatory options reveals legalisation with state control is the best option for reducing the harms associated with both alcohol and cannabis over decriminalisation, the free market, or strict prohibition

Martha Cockburn's converse trainers

My dead daughter's shoes

Anne-Marie Cockburn, representing Anyone's Child: Families for Safer Drug Control, tells the story of her daughter, Martha, who died in 2013 of a MDMA overdose

A box of nitrous oxide cannisters

No laughing matter: how the anti-nitrous oxide campaign is a disingenuous waste of time and money

Nitrous oxide returns to the news, providing an opportunity to discuss its harms and ask quite frankly: why are we wasting money on enforcing the ban when it kills fewer people than lightning strikes?

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