Ronnie Cowan MP: We already know drug consumption rooms will save lives - ignorance is no excuse
Ronnie Cowan, SNP MP for Inverclyde, met with the National Aids Trust on Monday [16 July] to discuss the HIV outbreak in Glasgow. Today, he writes about how the solution is already well known from the experience of the HIV epidemic in the 1980’s – the only barrier is a lack of political will from the UK Government
THE recent report of 934 drug related deaths in Scotland in 2017 highlights a national disgrace which must act as a wake-up call.
Ronnie Cowan MP: The Govt licenses the largest medical cannabis industry in the world - so why do they still deny its therapeutic value?
SNP MP Ronnie Cowan, vice-chair of APPG on drug policy reform, argues that the UK’s denial of the therapeutic value of medical cannabis is no longer tenable, given the government’s approval of cannabis production by British Sugar and links to the top of the industry
OVER 30 US states now have access to some form of cannabis derived medicines. A rapidly growing number of European countries - around a dozen to date, allow various forms of medical cannabis, as does Australia, New Zealand, Israel, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and Jamaica.
Ronnie Cowan MP: Why we should at least consider decriminalising drug use in the UK
Inverclyde MP Ronnie Cowan explores what drug policy reform could look like and how other countries have tackled it
JUNKIES, crack-heads, stoners. They all want to steal your TV to pay for their next fix.
If you turn your back they will have your wallet. Because that's the sort of people they are. You should view them with suspicion and discount them at the first opportunity, because it saves time. You will do it eventually. These people are itinerant criminals and drug use is an extension of their chosen lifestyles.