This Fascinating Talk Discusses Why We Should Decriminalise All Drugs

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This Fascinating Talk Discusses Why We Should Decriminalise All Drugs

Should we decriminalise all drugs? You’ll get your answers here…

If you’ve not gone along to an enlightening Fever Talk yet – and why haven’t you, they’re amazing! – then we’ve found one that might just pique your interest. Renowned neuropsychopharmacologist Professor David Nutt will be discussing why he believes all drugs should be decriminalised, in a radical rethink of the criminal justice system. It’s bound to be eye-opening stuff, and you can grab yourselves some tickets here.

Professor Nutt is regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts on drug policy, and has spent a career challenging the widespread beliefs about how we regulate drug use in the UK. By illustrating the failings of the war on drugs, and how it has disproportionately affected poor, vulnerable, and minority communities, he’ll hope to convince you that decriminalising all illicit drugs could be the answer – drawing on examples of successful policies from the likes of Portugal and the Netherlands.

The talk will draw on both new research and a lifetime of experience, and is sure to open your mind to a more humane way of approaching drug regulation. It all takes place at a secret location in Manchester, with tickets expected to be in high demand

The talk is just one in a series of enlightening talks about science, drugs and psychology – for instance, you can also learn about how the mind of serial killer works, while other talks uncover how magic mushrooms are being used to treat depression and exactly how Quantum Physics works. It’s your chance to become an absolute genius in a wide variety of topics, so don’t miss out.

Check out the full range of Fever Talks here.