Scottish leaders say it’s time to start approaching drug use from a public health, rather than a criminal justice, perspective.
More than one person dies every day from drugs in Ireland, members of the Citizens’ Assembly have heard.
Experts are calling for an end to policies based on fear and stigma in favour of a health-based approach
Over 400 submissions have been received ahead of the deadline at the end of June.
Members are calling for a public health approach after 'failings' of drug policy.
Members will hear from individuals, families and frontline workers who have been affected by drug use.
Draft proposals to be debated in parliament this month are expected to include a 5g daily limit and a compulsory register of consumers.
Following a 'positive' inaugural meeting, concerns remain over the appointment of the Advisory Support Group.
The Cannabis Industry Council (CIC), has called on the ACMD to recommend to the Home Office that cannabis be rescheduled for research purposes.
Black babies were disproportionately more likely to be drug tested than White, before and after cannabis legalisation.