The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • RSPH officially endorses pill testing services in the UK

    August 21, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    In response to figures showing a rise in drug-related deaths in England and Wales, pill testing trials were carried out at two UK festivals last year. To little surprise, it was deemed effective, with about one-fifth of festivalgoers disposing of their drugs once the contents were revealed. An overwhelming majority ...
  • Is Cannabis a Gateway Drug for Law Reform?

    August 14, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    Advocates of cannabis prohibition, when confronted by statistics showing that it is much less harmful than, say, alcohol, have often countered with the argument that the recreational use of cannabis can lead to use of more harmful drugs such as heroin and cocaine. This is known as the gateway hypothesis ...
  • Alex Wodak Paper

    August 07, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    THE FAILURE OF DRUG PROHIBITION AND THE FUTURE OF DRUG LAW REFORM IN AUSTRALIA We want to feature an excellent paper by Dr Alex Wodak on the future of drug law reform. Wodak takes us through a brief history of the evolution of Australian drug policy, beginning with pre-Federation laws ...
  • Have we seen a reduction in the use of illicit drugs as a result of spending on law enforcement?

    July 31, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    - Updated 19 February 2019 Law enforcement has played a central role in global drug policy for the past 50 years. Governments of developed and developing nations alike have devoted large sections of their budgets to policing drug use and supply, resulting in an increased use of punitive sanctions and a ...
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts

    July 24, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    I was having a BBQ at my house last weekend when I noticed one of my friends drinking a beer. Pretty normal except for the fact that, one year previously he had sworn off alcohol and was adamant that he would never return to drinking. He said he had always ...

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