Scotland’s Drug Deaths Crisis

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Scotland’s drug deaths rate is 15 times the European average and an international embarrassment. Michael Collins is from Glasgow and currently Strategic Policy and Planning Director at the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City. Having previously worked in Washington DC on progressive drugs policy with some of the most prominent politicians in the US. Jim Slaven interviewed Michael for All Hail To The Pod.

They discuss race, class, the doomed war on drugs and how Scotland’s drugs death crisis is a political failure of policy, courage and imagination. And how it is solvable.

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