Author Archives: Toby Seddon
This episode explores the issue of prescribing heroin to people with heroin problems, a practice with a long history and usually today termed Heroin Assisted Treatment or HAT. The episode draws on a recent research project exploring the controversial work … Continue reading
This episode explores a core question of this field: what is a drug? It draws on an archival research project. For further details, read this paper or this short summary.
This episode looks at the cannabis law reform movement in the 1960s, drawing on an archival research project. Please see published paper here.
Authors Toby Seddon and Will Floodgate discuss their new book Regulating Cannabis.
In April 2016, I was in New York for an ISSDP meeting on cannabis policy in the Americas. At the end of the first day, I was due to meet up for dinner with Niamh Eastwood and Alex Stevens. I … Continue reading
In early 2016, when I was drafting my chapter on drugs for the ‘Oxford Handbook of Criminology’, I made a passing reference to Dr John Marks’ heroin prescribing practice in the 1980s. I had assumed that somewhere there would be … Continue reading
I have created a new page to bring together my previous and current work on drug law reform. Links to downloads where available.
Listening to the Today programme this morning, I was interested to hear the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, defending the new guidelines on weekly limits for safe drinking. She was particularly keen to stress their basis in science and evidence. … Continue reading
As part of the general sprucing up of this website, I have added a page for ‘Papers’ which includes free-to-access articles and reports. I’ll continue to add to this. In the meantime, feel free to share and if there are … Continue reading
To start the new year, I’ve revamped this blog and website, to include new pages covering my books, papers and projects. Work is ongoing to build up the content but do take a look round.