Why current drugs policies do more harm than good

  • Date 18th March 2024
  • Start time 4:30 pm
  • Finish time 7:00 pm
  • Venue/Location Tithebarn Building, Liverpool John Moores University
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Drug policies in the UK are largely based on the false premise that prohibition works. This talk will explain how they have developed piecemeal over the past century driven by political expediency, moralistic pressures particularly from the USA and media demands. As the inaugral session in the Faculty of Health Lecture series, Professor David Nutt will demonstrate how in most cases prohibition has led to greater harms to users and greater costs to society and argue for a radical overhaul by the next government.