Legal high battle shows need for drugs policy rethink

There is no evidence to suggest making a drug controlled can reduce its use – but try telling that to our politicians
The Guardian (UK)
Monday, May 16, 2011

legal-highsThe Demos/UKDPC report Taking Drugs Seriously published today sets out clearly how legal highs have exposed the ancient Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (MDA) as totally inadequate legislation. They propose a whole new range of regulatory controls for the 600 or so drugs (and growing) covered by the act. The report was described by Britain's most senior drugs officer, Chief Constable Tim Hollis, as "a timely and helpful contribution".