Drug Policy for the 21st Century: How can Labour Prioritise Health and Development in its Approach to Drugs
24th September 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us at Labour Party Conference with Health Poverty Action.
The so called ‘war on drugs’ is collapsing. From Canada to Portugal, Bolivia to New Zealand, countries around the world, are replacing outdated drug policies that destroy people’s health and livelihoods with alternatives such as decriminalisation and legal regulation.
These reforms have huge potential to protect health and human rights, and repair the years of damage caused by prohibition. But they must put people’s rights at the forefront to avoid putting power in the hand of big business who are likely to prioritise people over profit.
Join us to debate what drug policy reforms need to look like to reduce inequality and protect people’s health, and how Labour can champion both domestic and international development policies that promote people and public health.
- Jon Ashworth MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Health
- David Lammy MP
- Pat Hudson – Anyone’s Child
- Martin Drewry – Health Poverty Action
- Umzimbuvu Farmers Support Network
**A conference pass is required for this event**