Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, Is It Well Out Of Date!?!

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In order to celebrate the fact we have teamed up with Kenneth Barrow Solicitors to take on defense cases for those being charged with criminal offences, Dan will be taking a look at the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. In this article we look at what the act is, why it was put into place and how you could be penalized for choosing not to follow it, from there we will go on to look at the cost of policing drugs and find out if it’s truly worth it. Could it be time for the UK to reform and support those with drug problems instead of punishing them?

The reason legal restrictions are placed on the use of controlled drugs is to try and prevent drug misuse and protect public safety, the principal offences relating to the misuse of controlled drugs are contained in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. The…

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