Cannabis & the law

What is Cannabis?

What happens if you are found with Cannabis?

The Cannabis debate in Parliament

Cannabis in Colorado: The ups and downs of legalising highs

The American state of Colorado has made the sale of marijuana legal. It now has more cannabis shops than branches of Starbucks, yet there are still illegal dealers on the streets

"Legalising Cannabis could raise hundreds of millions"

Treasury report 13/10/15

If cannabis is legal, more teenagers will smoke it - and that can't be good

This writer believes that we already have a good system when it comes to regulating drugs

Harmful habits

How safe do people think substances are - compared to how safe they actually are?

World drug situation

The production and use of illegal drugs, and how much the authorities manage to seize

Drug highs

Many people have tried drugs but alcohol is the most popular stimulant

Drug lows

Despite worries and side effects, people still take drugs!

Temporary high

Although more than a third of adults have tried drugs, most people do not take them for long

Should any drugs be legal?

Opinions following a proposed ban on the supply of poppers

Getting help: Adult substance misuse

Over ten years the number of people accessing help for substance abuse increased considerably...and the proportion recovering from dependence also increased

Getting help: Young people & drugs

Alcohol and drug problems in young people seem to be declining but some still need help

Drug deaths

Drug poisoning deaths, from both illegal and legal drugs, are at their highest level since 1993

Is drug taking just a matter for the individual?

Writers from very different backgrounds think it is a matter of personal choice