1. Why is the possession of some drugs (e.g. cannabis) prohibited in the UK whilst others (e.g. alcohol) are legally available?
  2. What are the links between the socio-economic conditions in which people live and the problems they may experience with illicit drugs?
  3. How does drug policy affect the harms associated with the use of illicit drugs?
  4. Is the provision of treatment to problematic drug users an effective approach for the reduction of crime?
  5. Which organisations are most influential in the development of British drug policy?
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