The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • Why isn't the prescription drug epidemic an argument against regulation?

    August 28, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    It seems simple to say that the evident increase in prescription drug misuse is an argument against regulating illicit drugs. Pharmaceuticals are legal, and in some regions they are being misused more widely than illicit drugs, ergo regulating illicit drugs would only increase their use as well, right? That statement ...
  • 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 ...

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