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Aidan Halpin

He is in long term recovery and works as a Probation Officer with 30 years’ experience, currently in the Court setting. Passionate about justice and public protection as well as individual dramas and structural inequalities, he is convinced by personal and professional experience and research that the war on drugs is lost; that our societies and communities have appetites for drug use that will not disappear or diminish because of prohibition or punitive legislation. Continue reading “Aidan Halpin”

The Power Of Art; An Unmistakable Image For Drug Law Reform: Virgin Unite

It’s an unmissable statement of unity from within the community – Transform Drugs Policy Foundation has unveiled a striking mural which, undeniably, sends the message that we are collectively impacted by current drug laws. Continue reading “The Power Of Art; An Unmistakable Image For Drug Law Reform: Virgin Unite”

Grieving Mother Says Daughter Would Still Be Alive If Ecstasy She Took Was Legal And Regulated: Mirror

Anne-Marie Cockburn, 46, is very clear in blaming the Government for the loss of daughter Martha Fernback, who died after overdosing on highly pure ecstasy, aged 15, in 2013 Continue reading “Grieving Mother Says Daughter Would Still Be Alive If Ecstasy She Took Was Legal And Regulated: Mirror”

I am ashamed I arrested drug users who needed help

Suzanne became a police officer because she wanted to make our communities a better place. Watch the video below to see why her experience led her to believe that our current drug laws do more harm than good, and do not keep anyone safe. She says: Continue reading “I am ashamed I arrested drug users who needed help”