Filmed at the recent Envisioning A Post Prohibition World event. Charlotte Walsh discusses Casey Hardison’s legal argument that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is not being correctly applied by the Home Secretary and the Advisory Council for Misuse of Drugs. Hardison’s argument was due to be given a High Court hearing in November 2011 but he recently received a letter cancelling the hearing. The reason given was that he is a ‘vexatious litigant’.
Charlotte lectures in law at the University of Leicester. Her specialism is at the intersection of criminal justice, drug policy and neuroscience. She is a founder member of the Drug Equality Alliance, an organisation that campaigns for equal rights and protection of all drug users. She is involved in advising individuals prosecuted for activities involving plant psychedelics.
This talk refers to a previously published article that can be found here