Incarcerated US LSD chemist Casey Hardison, currently serving 20 years in the UK, seeks to judicially review the Home Secretary and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs for their political exclusion of alcohol and tobacco from the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Though the claim is in the public interest, Casey ultimately wants equal treatment.
Drug Equality Alliance co-founder Casey Hardison has taken it upon himself to challenge the Home Secretary and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in the Administrative Court for their irrational, unfair, and possibly illegal exclusion of alcohol and tobacco from control under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
The Rule of Law principle of Equal Treatment suggests that either the Home Secretary and ACMD must implement ‘prohibitive controls’ on those concerned with alcohol and tobacco for non-medical or non-scientific use purposes, or they must fully implement a rational, evidence-based system of regulation, via the 1971 Act, similar to that suggested by Transform Drug Policy Foundation’s ‘After the War on Drugs – Blueprint for Regulation’, for all controlled drugs.
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