One of London’s most popular nightclubs, Fabric, was closed following drug-related deaths in the venue. I wrote an open letter to Mayor Sadiq Khan describing how such deaths could be prevented without any extra expenditure. (Article republished from the Huffington Post)
Theresa May is set to become prime minister of the United Kingdom tomorrow. While serving as home secretary, May has supported a prohibitionist approach to drugs, and has overseen the annual number of drug deaths rising to its highest level since 1993.
The international community has lambasted ISIS for its distinctive form of brutality, yet remained curiously silent on ISIS atrocities commited in the name of drug control, perhaps because they mirror so well repressive drug laws elsewhere around the world. ISIS, the militant group which has seized control of swathes of Iraq and Syria since 2013, implements authoritarian... Continue Reading →
Rodrigo Duterte, sworn in today as president of the Philippines, may face legal obstacles to his campaign promise of killing the one million people who allegedly use illegal drugs in the country.
A medical examiner has confirmed that musician Prince died of an overdose on fentanyl, a powerful opioid. This high-profile case illustrates why governments must embrace naloxone: a safe and affordable medicine that prevents deadly opioid overdoses.
Pressure for cannabis law reform is gaining international momentum – and Britain is no exception. (Article republished from the Guardian)
I studied at the same university as so-called 'Jihadi John', and although I never met him, I wasn’t surprised he had attended my alma mater. (Article republished from the Washington Post)
The government of Kerala outlined its intention to make the state “liquor free” by closing bars, implementing alcohol-free days, and restricting sale to ‘five-star’ hotels and traditional toddy shops.