The Misuse of Drugs Act turned 50 years old in 2021.
The Misuse of Drugs Act is the law that established our modern form of drug prohibition. After over 50 years, it remains the basis for UK drug policy.
In 2021, on its 50th anniversary, we drew attention to its failure, calling on MPs, Peers, organisations, and the public to support reform.
Every year it remains, billions of pounds will be wasted, thousands of lives lost, and countless people needlessly criminalised. This has to stop.
Let’s create a better world for the future. Our families, friends and communities deserve drug policies that promote public health, human rights and social justice.