Month: February 2020
Associate Professor Kate Seear explores the ethics of law around drug use in her new book, “Law, Drugs and the making of addiction. Just Habits.”
At the book’s launch, Seear talked about her research for the book, and her surprise at a common theme.
Anti-tobacco organisations across Australia see vaping as a ‘gateway’ to smoking. On their war path, they inadvertantly support the tobacco industry by heavily regulating the industry that challenges it most – vaping.
You’re driving to work on Monday, haven’t had a drink since Friday night and the rest of your weekend was restful. You see the latest Victoria Police roadside testing operation, which now includes a mobile hair-sample testing facility onboard the drug bus. The officer approaches you. “Goodmorning, you have been randomly selected for our roadside […]
#BeHeardNotHarmed is SSDP Australia’s campaign for pill testing, also known as drug checking or drug safety testing, which is the testing of drugs to identify their contents, purity or the presence of harmful or fatal contaminants.
Learn more about Victorian road law, where no fair distinction is made between impairment and having detectable traces of a drug in ones system and why this unclear system harms road safety.
Reagent testing is a simple way to test a substance and observe a chemical reaction that will give you a better idea of what the substance is. It is by no means a perfect method, with many pitfalls. But in a market where information is seriously lacking, it can at least held to point someone […]
RECOMMENDATION 24: The proposed Advisory Council on Drugs Policy investigate the current drug driving laws and procedures to determine their effect on road crashes and as a deterrent strategy. The Council should also explore: Alternative drug driving regimes that use impairment limits/thresholds, and their potential applicability in VictoriaOptions for expanding the types of drugs captured […]