Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has defended a man charged by police for operating an illegal drugs consumption van in Glasgow.
Published 19 November 2020
Almost £4 million has been allocated by the Drug Deaths Taskforce to projects to support its work reducing harm and deaths.
Published 5 August 2020
The Serious Organised Crime Taskforce has welcomed a successful cross border operation where Police Scotland arrested 59 people and seized more than £25 million pounds worth of controlled drugs.
Published 3 July 2020
Drugs prosecutions in Scotland have plummeted following a change in policy.
Published 26 February 2020
People with lived experience will lead the agenda at a Scottish conference on drug use in Glasgow.
Published 13 February 2020
The SNP has called on the UK government to take up the recommendation of a key Westminster committee and hold a consultation on the decriminalisation of drug possession for personal use.
Published 23 October 2019
A judge in Mexico has granted two people the right to use cocaine recreationally in the first ever ruling of its kind.
Published 28 August 2019
A holistic approach to drug addiction is necessary to free users "entrenched" in their habits, a sheriff at Scotland's only drugs court has said.
Published 16 July 2019
Drug possession has been “virtually decriminalised” in Scotland, with prosecutors declining to take up the vast majority of cases, The Times reports.
Published 12 July 2019
A new taskforce to tackle the rising number of drug deaths in Scotland is to be chaired by Professor Catriona Matheson from the University of Stirling.
Published 8 July 2019
A senior Scottish police officer has called for an overhaul of the UK's drugs regime.
Published 3 July 2019
The past few years have brought about the most profound shift in the global narcotics trade for decades, according to a leading figure in international drug control efforts who will give a public lecture at the University of Dundee next month.
Published 21 May 2019
A controversial ban on the sale of new psychoactive substances (NPS) in Ireland has succeeded in reducing health problems associated with their use, according to new research.
Published 10 April 2019
Tens of thousands of convictions for cannabis possession could be dismissed or reduced automatically under a pioneering scheme launched by prosecutors in California.
Published 2 April 2019
Heroin was the main class A drug seized by Police Scotland in 2017-18.
Published 19 March 2019