• Canada has Legalised Weed: Should the U.K. follow?

    Almost fifty years after Nixon launched the war on drugs, there now exists a building momentum to abandon the fight. Canada’s recent legalisation of cannabis, the second nation in the world to do so, embodies this motion. The question remains: Should the U.K. follow in Canada’s footsteps? With an...
  • Emancipation and Entrapment: My Experience of the Dual Effects of Marijuana

    In one of his legendary set pieces, cult figure and comic icon Bill Hicks famously announced that he thought marijuana should not just be legalised, it should be mandatory. Though he may only have been trying to tickle the ribs of his Saturday night crowds, his innocent image of...
  • Impact Exclusive: Two UoN Students Evicted From Willoughby Hall In Drugs Bust

    Two students were evicted from Willoughby Hall, University Park Campus, after Class B drugs were found in the morning of Tuesday 18th February 2014. The students have been given two days notice to leave Willoughby and find new accommodation. JCR President of Willoughby Hall told Impact this was “ridiculous… People...
  • Uruguay, a tiny giant

    When he took on the presidency of Uruguay in 2005, Tabaré Vázquez, a physician from the left-wing Broad Front, put an end to an apparently eternal dominion: for decades, only blancos, colorados and military members took turns in ruling the country. The Broad Front is composed of different political...
  • Student Drug Use Less Prevalent Than Thought

    You might not be as unadventurous as you thought.  In reality, fewer students have taken drugs than students themselves think, a Student Beans survey appears to reveal.  This surprising revelation came out just days before the UK Drugs Policy Commission (UKDPC) concludes that the decriminalisation of cannabis should be...