Release’s Niamh Eastwood – Decriminalising drugs: ending stigma

Release’s Niamh Eastwood – Decriminalising drugs: ending stigma

Posted On: October 10, 2011
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Release’s Deputy Director and Head of Legal Services looks at decriminalisation – explaining what the policy is and examining jurisdictions that have adopted it. ¬†She also looks at the harms associated with criminalisation of drug users in the UK and what the potential benefits of decriminalisation could be.

Release is a national centre of expertise on drugs and drug law Рproviding free and confidential specialist advice to the public and professionals.  Release also campaigns for changes to UK drug policy to bring about a fairer and more compassionate legal framework to manage drug use in our society.