Talks at Winton

"UK policy is almost exactly wrong on every single parameter used to regulate drugs."

David Nutt

David Nutt was fired by the UK government when he was chief drugs adviser for saying that ecstasy, LSD and cannabis were less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, an argument he had made based on statistics. He had previously courted controversy when, in a similar vein, he had argued that you were statistically more likely to die riding a horse than taking ecstasy.

In this video, Nutt calls for more public understanding of drugs issues, including rolling out a programme of education about narcotics for those aged between five and 20 years old.