We are asking MPs and Peers to use the 50th anniversary of the Misuse of Drugs Act as an opportunity to speak out on drug policy failures by signing up to the following statement:
The Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) is not fit for purpose. For 50 years, it has failed to reduce drug consumption. Instead it has increased harm, damaged public health and exacerbated social inequalities.
Change cannot be delayed any longer. We need reform and new legislation to ensure that future drug policy protects human rights, promotes public health and ensures social justice.
We want at least 50 MPs and Peers to support this message before the anniversary of the MDA passing into law on 27th May.
If you are an MP or Peer and would like to support this statement, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org