Ending the War on Drugs


  • Christopher Snowdon, author and head of the IEA's Lifestyle Freedoms Unit
  • Simon Jenkins, journalist
  • Niamh Eastwood, Executive Director of Release

Date: Thursday 14 March 2013

Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm

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Location: St Stephen's Club, 34 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AB

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The Adam Smith Institute will be holding a panel discussion looking at the next steps towards ending the War on Drugs, focusing on decriminalisation and legalisation. 

On the panel will be:

Baroness Meacher chaired the 2012 All Party Parliamentary Group on Drugs Policy. The group recommended the decriminalisation of drugs.

Simon Jenkins is a newspaper columnist, editor and author and is the current chairman of the National Trust. He has been an outspoken critic on the UK's drug policy and the failed war on drugs. 

Niamh Eastwood is the Executive Director of Release. Release campaigns for changes to UK drugs policy to bring about a fairer and more compassionate legal framework to manage drug use in our society. 

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a drinks reception with the discussion starting at 7pm sharp.

Unfortunately, Baroness Meacher has had to withdraw from this event due to illness. Author and journalist Christopher Snowdon will speak in her place.

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