The SNP, the health professions and the police push for progressive, evidence-based drugs policies. BBC Scotland offers ‘balance’

drugs_890x500We’ve already seen the SNP conference in October 2016 support moves to decriminalise and regulate the use of Marijuana for medical use. Needless to say, the UK Home Office has denied permission. At the same time, we can see the first steps toward price-control for that most deadly of drugs in Scotland, Alcohol. So, that’s two enlightened pieces of policy-making the Scottish Government can take pride in. There’s now a third, ‘supervised injection sites’ (SIS). These are places supervised by nurses and guarded by the police where addicts can inject with clean needles in a safe environment. Here’s what Susan Millar, chairwoman of the Alcohol and Drugs Partnership in Glasgow told the BBC about the value of SIS ….

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Author :  Prof. John Robertson
Source :  Thought Control Scotland
Original Publication Date :  Nov 1, 2016
Article Link :  https://thoughtcontrolscotland.com/2016/11/01/scottish-government-leads-on-progressive-policies-against-uk-conservatism-again-the-snp-the-health-professions-and-the-police-push-for-progressive-evidence-based-drugs-policies-bbc-scotland-offer/
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