A government drugs czar sacked over his views on cannabis today said drugs should be given out in nightclubs.
Professor David Nutt claims that giving MDMA and mephedrone out in nightclubs could be safer that forcing people to buy from drug dealers.
In an interview with the Evening Standard he said he believed the approach would be “a very good way of reducing harm across the board”.
The call comes as a report on mephedrone is due to be presented to ministers next week. The Government has pledged to “take any action” needed over the drug, also known as meow meow, after two teenage friends died within hours of each other after taking the “legal high”.
Louis Wainwright, 18, and Nicholas Smith, 19, are thought to have taken the drug during a night out together, and died the following day.
“I wouldn't be against exploring the possibility of some sort of regulated use for MDMA or mephedrone where people, maybe in clubs, could have access to small amounts, safe amounts under guidance,” Professor Nutt said. It would probably be safer than what we're doing at present.”
Mark Prigg, Science and Technology Editor (Evening Standard)
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