June 21, 2019

Gossip is the mortar that holds society together. How we know we can trust people without having to go through the laborious task of actually knowing them is to discuss their social reputation with others and find out the things they would rather no-one else knew. The...

January 8, 2018

Cannabis is dangerous. The NHS warns about the risks of developing psychotic illnesses as a result of regular cannabis use; the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology also recently published a study indicating an increased risk of dying from high blood pressure amon...

January 6, 2018

The seemingly never-ending debate surrounding the legalisation of drugs is heavily contested; yet the solution is conspicuous. The War on Drugs has left us pondering a clear dichotomy. Either we side with the users, who are frequently neglected and desperately crave gu...

April 10, 2016

Photograph: Flickr, A. Davey

In 2014 the UK government, under guidance from Theresa May, moved to incorporate Khat into the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Khat, a niche drug in the UK, used primarily by the Horn of Africa diaspora, has never been a prominent feature of Briti...

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