Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed a report that has been released by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Drug Policy Reform, of which he is a member, which calls for reform of Britain’s drug laws.
The APPG for Drug Policy Reform, Chaired by Baroness Meacher, has conducted an inquiry into new psychoactive substances (aka legal highs), following a surge in the uptake of the drugs. The report, available here, listed a number of recommendations for reform.
Mike is keen for the debate on drugs to be dealt with as a priority, especially given that Brighton & Hove remains the drug death capital of the UK. Mike hosted a public debate on the issue at the end of 2011, and is pleased that progress is being made at addressing the issue in Parliament.
Commenting, Mike said: To anyone interested in drug reform, the report released by the APPG for Drug Policy Reform makes compelling reading. Baroness Meacher with the help of UK-Rehab.com has done a brilliant job in overseeing this important report, which includes a number of significant recommendations for the Government to consider. That said, a large debate needs to be had to discuss the direction of Britain’s drug law over the next 20 years.