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Current Drug Policy ‘has no impact on use’

October 30th, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
An official Government study has found that drug use is not affected by the “toughness” of a country’s enforcement on possession of substances. The study saw no increase in ...

What is Khat? Is it Illegal?

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Khat, (or quat, qat, Catha edulis) is a green-leafed shrub found in parts of Africa and Arabia, particularly Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia that has been chewed for many years. It ...

National Crime Agency Launched

October 8th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Dubbed UK’s version of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) the National Crime Agency (formely SOCA) has been launched in the UK aimed at tackling organised and economic crime, ...

Global War On Drugs Failing

October 1st, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Analysis of at least 10 years of data on programmes that tracked the illegal drug market has show that the global war on heroin, cocaine and cannabis is failing. The research ...

Criminal Justice Jeopardised by Forensics Changes

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Failures over forensic sciences are putting the justice’s criminal system at risk according to committee. The Committee found that the Government was slow in recognising the wider costs of ...

Wirral Man Found Not Guilty of Importing Crystal Meth

April 29th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Mohammad Khosro-Golestan, who was alleged of importing crystal meth into the UK, was today found not guilty after being defended by MJP solicitors’ Advocate Neil Gunn during a 5 day ...

A Call to Make Some Legal Highs Available for Sale

January 14th, 2013 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
A cross-party group of peers has called for some ‘legal highs’ to be made readily available for sale under strictly regulated conditions. The panel said that criminal sanctions did not ...

Nick Clegg Calls for Drug Reform

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Despite opposition from David Cameron on MP’s call for a drug reform Nick Clegg has backed the royal commission to consider decriminalising illegal drugs. Mr Clegg said “We can’t be ...

MPs Urge Drug Policy Reform

December 10th, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | 1 Comment
MPs are urging the government to consider a system of drugs de-criminalisation that has been pioneered in Portugal as well as considering funding detailed studies of new systems in Washington ...

Cannabis Law Change ‘was wrong’

November 21st, 2012 | Posted by mjpsolicitors | No Comments
Former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has admitted she got it wrong when the cannabis drug was changed from being classified as a class C drug to a class B. The politician, ...

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