What’s your poison? Britain’s drug laws go to pot

What’s your poison? Britain’s drug laws go to pot

Two recent media stories have featured prominently in relation to where Britain’s drug laws are heading. In isolation, the arguments supporting each of them make sense, but put together they demonstrate how contradictory our legal system and public health policy might become, should they both be realised simultaneously. The first story concerned a government green […]

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide.

The recent outbreak of serious disorder in Hong Kong has given way to an uneasy calm. Following an ostensibly bizarre decision by local police to withdraw and allow hundreds of protestors to occupy and then vandalise the Legislative Council (LegCo), the building has been sealed off as forensics teams gather evidence, including fingerprints on discarded […]