Braverman looks to be taking a harder line on drugs - The Times

Martin Rackstraw, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, criminal and financial crime team.
Martin Rackstraw
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"UK government drugs policy remains essentially the savagely punitive Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, 50 years old and informed by the moral panic of the era rather than dispassionate analysis."

Writing in The Times, partner Martin Rackstraw comments on Suella Braveman's intended clampdown on cannabis, highlighting that the current legislation still relies heavily on a 50-year-old Act (the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971) and noting, that in this respect, the UK trails behind other jurisdictions that are taking steps to treat substance abuse as a public health issue.

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Martin is a partner in the fraud and criminal litigation team. He regularly represents individuals facing serious allegations, particularly homicide, sexual allegations and drug matters. 

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