This month’s top drug policy stories

15 June 2017 Posted by

1 in 3 overdose deaths in Europe occur in the UK

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According to a new report, Britain has the highest proportion of reported drug overdose deaths across Europe.

On Friday 14th July the Drug Action Team is co-ordinating a Peninsula-wide Reducing Drug Related Death conference at the China Fleet Club in Saltash. For details, contact, or by post to Sid Willett, Drug Related Death Prevention Co-ordinator, Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Helford House, Truro Business Park, Truro TR4 9LD


Legalised cannabis could boost California’s legal economy by $5 billion

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As with the other states who have legalised,  California, already the world’s 5th largest economy, could be given a serious boost to its finances by an estimated $5 billion being put into public services such as hospitals, roads, and schools, similar to the revenues generated in Colorado


When Portugal decriminalised all drugs something amazing happened

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Join Anyone’s Child at the Reducing Drug Related Death Conference, Saltash Friday 14th July

Drugs 5Anyone’s Child is an organisation of parents who have lost children through drug related death. They want policy to change about drugs, to benefit families and communities and will be speaking at this year’s conference, amngst other speakers.

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Simon, Research & Information Officer, Amethyst, Community Safety Team

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