Green Party Drug Policy Working Group

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1. Aims and Principles

DU100 Aim: To end the prohibition of drugs and create a system of legal regulation to minimise the harms associated with drug use, production and supply as part of an inclusive, supportive, socially just society.

DR101 Principles. The Green Party:

  1. Is evidence based in all aspects of drug policy, taking into account the views of people who use alcohol and other drugs;
  2. Takes a public health approach to drug dependence to tackle the wider causes of problematic drug use, such as adverse life events and poverty;
  3. Recognises that adults should be free to make informed decisions about their own drug consumption and that such freedom must be balanced against the government’s responsibility to protect individuals and society from harm;
  4. Promotes international and environmental responsibility in relationships with producers and supply chain workers;
  5. Opposes profiteering from the supply of drugs;
  6. Is honest in communication to the public about drugs.

Coming Soon – Committe Member Images and Statements.

But here is a teaser photo of Zoe Garbett (current co-coordinator) and Alex Armitage (previous Coodinator) at the Green Party Autumn 2019 Conference. This was when the Drug policy was unanimously voted through.

Zoe Garbett and Alex Armitage at Autumn Conference 2019.

Committee Members

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Group member statement here

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Group member statement here

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Group member statement here

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Group member statement here

Laura Eccott drug Policy Working Group Member

Group member statement here

Thanks to Laura for editing the profile photos.

Ben Samuel Drug Policy Working Group Member

Group member statement here

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Group member statement here

Philippa Fleming says you have heard enough from her since she is the only person that posts to this website currently. See Philippa’s other work https://lutonandbeds.greenparty.org.uk/

Green Party Drug Policyhttps://policy.greenparty.org.uk/du.html?fbclid=IwAR2pNtDqoqyOHHtazI1s5wDnmN_dlJt2WsvBLYbWWV2yoY6L0eyEWw3YAkI

Green Party Drug Policy Working Group Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/GreenDrugPolicy

Green Party Drug Policy Working Group Twitterhttps://twitter.com/GreenDrugPolicy

Green Party Policy Working Group Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/greendrugpolicy/

Sign up or donate to the Green Party – https://vote.greenparty.org.uk/

Tranform (Drug Policy)https://transformdrugs.org/

Releasehttps://www.release.org.uk/

Drug PWG (Policy Working Group) Link Treehttps://linktr.ee/GreenDrugPolicy?fbclid=IwAR0xOUoYZmPWI1muxM3dhZps5EFKwxQUIhN6NCjmw3uxXk2ZNohnvr0F0ps

We are currently keen to campaign alongside the medical cannabis community. There are many issues that patients are facing from low and poorly kept stock, to patients having to pay £2000 per month for prescriptions for children with drug resistant epilepsy, patients being arrested because the police have not been informed that medical cannabis has been legal since November 2018, even after showing prescription documentation.

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