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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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New analysis of alcohol and cannabis – what’s the harm?

Jason Reed breaks down DrugScience's recent analysis on cannabis and alcohol regulatory options which concludes that state regulated legalisation holds the most promise for reducing drug-related harm

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


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