Testing prisoners for cannabis has 'massively contributed' to the rise in the use of spice in prisons, drugs expert Professor David Nutt says in an interview today.
Ten years after Professor David Nutt was sacked as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD), I resigned from it.
I first came across David Nutt in July 2007, when he spoke at a conference called ‘Criminal Justice and Social Justice’, which the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies held at King’s College London. David spoke on the subject of ‘Why adopt a harm approach in relation to drugs?’.
Our latest event - an evening with David Nutt - is on 30 October. The event is being held ten years to the day that Professor Nutt was fired from his role as chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for standing for drugs policies grounded in science and evidence.
On 14 September, 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted a roundtable meeting where we heard from Dr Deborah Drake (The Open University) and Professor Reece Walters (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane).
They discussed their research into the David Nutt affair....
Responding to calls by the National Association of Headteachers for mephedrone to be banned, Professor David Nutt, chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs (ISCD) said:
'I support the Home Secretary's position that a rush into classifying mephedrone is premature...