How Do We Help Create Peace After The War On Drugs?

Panel Presentation and Questions from the Audience with Chief Constable Mike Barton, Kirstie Douse, Fiona Gilbertson, Suzanne Sharkey, and Jane Slater Continue reading “How Do We Help Create Peace After The War On Drugs?”

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”

Suzanne Sharkey – It Was Never About the Drugs

As a serving police officer enforcing drug laws, did I make a difference? As a person in long term recovery does it matter? The drug laws were supposed to eliminate the supply and demand, creating a safer drug free world. How has the police force adapted in the past 50 years, what has actually happened and what can we do about it? Continue reading “Suzanne Sharkey – It Was Never About the Drugs”