Author Archives: Toby Seddon
A conversation with Dr Ben Boyce, ranging widely over some of the fundamental issues of the field, from how societies decide what to label as a ‘drug’ (and what this means), to prohibition itself and how this happens, through to … Continue reading
The second of a two-part conversation with Mark Gilman. In this part, we pick up the story in 1999, when Mark moved from Lifeline to the Home Office. The conversation ranges widely, covering treatment, recovery, social justice and crime, reflecting … Continue reading
The first of a two-part conversation with Mark Gilman. Mark has been a major figure in the field over four decades and directly involved in many of the most significant developments we have seen. In this part, we talk about … Continue reading
This episode takes a long view of global drug policy, arguing that shifts in global power have always had a significant impact on drug control throughout the last 200 years. What then might be the implications for drug law reform … Continue reading
I recently wrote a piece for the Social & Legal Studies blog. Read it here.
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.