An Evening with Professor Carl Hart from Columbia University, New York City


Scotland’s new drug strategy says that ‘there is a need (to) examine the links between the law relating to illegal drugs, and the prevention and treatment of drug harm’.

What if drug policy were shaped by science?

Scottish Drugs Forum has asked Professor Hart to envision a drug policy based not on beliefs and stigma; nor on moralising and media outrage but in what can be proved to be true.

During this event, Carl will explore this vision and will discuss what works, what doesn’t and what policy supported by evidence would look like and how this would be different from our current approach.