Category Archives: Podcast

8: Drugs, prohibition and harm reduction: A conversation with Dr Ben Boyce

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

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7: A conversation with… Mark Gilman (part 2 of 2)

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

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6: A conversation with… Mark Gilman (part 1 of 2)

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

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5: Drug law reform in the Asian Century

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

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4: John Marks, heroin prescribing and HAT

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

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3: What is a drug?

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.

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2: Cannabis law reform in the 1960s

This episode looks at the cannabis law reform movement in the 1960s, drawing on an archival research project. Please see published paper here.

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1: Regulating Cannabis – virtual book launch

Authors Toby Seddon and Will Floodgate discuss their new book Regulating Cannabis.

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