A few weeks ago this blog reported on a significant development. The Drug Equality Alliance (DEA) had obtained a Freedom of Information ruling forcing the government to publish the draft consultation document on a review of the UK’s drugs classification system. You can read the full account of it here and here.
This was a very significant ruling, because it is strongly suspected to show that the government was aware in 2006 when Charles Clarke ordered the review of the drugs classification regime that they were aware the system was not fit for purpose. This goes right to the heart of the workings of the Misuse of Drugs Act and, not to put too fine a point on it, has the potential to totally undermine the whole regime.
Now of course, we don’t know what the document contains, we were promised the details would be released by a date earlier this week, but of course, we waited in vain. Finally today the Freedom of Information Office (FOI) sent the following communication to Darryl Bickler of the DEA:
Read the full article at UKCIA News Blog