The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2020

Drug Science was invited to give expert commentary on: Thematic session 3:The availability of internationally controlled substances for medical and scientific purposes, including for the relief of pain and palliative care, remains low to non-existent in many parts of the world; (21 October 2020) After earlier speakers focused on the availability, or lack thereof, of  …


Project Twenty21 - an eventful first year!

In November 2019, Drug Science launched Project Twenty21 – Europe’s first and biggest national medical cannabis registry. The project was set up for simple reasons. Even after legislation around cannabis based medical products (CBMPs) was changed by the UK Government, too many people are still unable to access these treatments. The cost of these medications  …


New Zealand Cannabis Referendum 2020

By Dr. Meg Spriggs and Professor David Nutt  On October 17th 2020, New Zealanders will be given the opportunity to change the way recreational cannabis use is viewed and treated. At present, recreational cannabis use¹ is illegal under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (either class B or C depending on its form). Despite this,  …