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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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South Africa decriminalises personal possession of cannabis

Prof David Nutt spent 10 days providing evidence to the South African courts in 2017 - he reflects on South Africa's positive decision to reform its cannabis laws


ACMD advice on cannabis-derived medicinal products

DrugScience responds to the ACMD's latest advice to the Home Secretary concerning the ongoing legislative difficulties surrounding cannabis-derived medicines

Class A is no solution to the problem of 'monkey dust'

In response to rising concern over 'monkey dust', David Nutt calls for expanded drug safety testing and a frank discussion on the roles of the UK's classification system compared to drug harms

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