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End the war on drugs

Stand up for legalisation

21 Jun 2018

The Billy Caldwell case shows that the irrational drugs laws are all about policing people, not saving lives, argues Eddie Ford

Legalise them all

24 May 2018

James Linney condemns the timidity of Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott

Oxycontin is the opium of the masses

19 Apr 2018

James Linney looks at the American opioid crisis and the cynical role played by big pharma

Defend founding principles

24 Nov 2016

Ensure the enthusiasm for Corbyn is not wasted, urges medical archaeologist Robert Arnott

Theresa May delights drug dealers

09 Jun 2016

The ban on legal highs results from a moral panic with potentially fatal consequences, warns Eddie Ford

Drugs are not the problem

18 Feb 2016

Prohibiting legal highs marks an escalation in the crazy ‘war on drugs’, says Eddie Ford

Legalise the lot

11 Jun 2015

The Tories think it is a good idea to put a blanket ban on legal highs. Paul Demarty wants some of what they’re smoking

End the war on drugs

06 Nov 2014

Yet another report showing the harm done by anti-drug laws, writes Eddie Ford - and therefore destined to be ignored

Drugs: Stench of hypocrisy

03 Oct 2013

Prohibition is no answer, writes Eddie Ford

Latin America rebels against war on drugs

23 May 2013

Communists fight for the real ‘game-changer’, writes Eddie Ford - the legalisation of all drugs

Drugs: Irrational war continues

20 Dec 2012

Nick Clegg is calling for a royal commission. Eddie Ford, on the other hand, demands immediate legalisation

End 'war on drugs' now

09 Jun 2011

Far more harm and social destruction has been caused by the West's anti-drug laws than by the actual misuse of narcotics, says Eddie Ford

End the war on drugs

04 Nov 2010

Once again, science and capitalism's irrationality collide. Eddie Ford examines the latest study

Fatuous, dangerous, utterly irresponsible

05 Nov 2009

We call for the immediate legalisation of all drugs, writes Eddie Ford

Irrationality rules

26 Jul 2007

The 'war on drugs' makes a comeback, says Eddie Ford

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