This is a FREE event that sets out to explore the challenges and opportunities for collaborating with substance testing services.
6th June 2017, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester (formerly “The Cornerhouse”)
Under global prohibition, users of illegal drugs cannot be assured of the content of the drugs they take. Services that provide forensic testing of substances submitted by users are leading the way in allowing drug users to make more informed choices. But what are the legal, moral and practical challenges of providing this kind of service? We hear about Australia’s progress towards a testing service trial and find out from three leading European testing services about their experiences.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Monica Barratt (Drug Policy Modelling Program, UNSW, Australia)
- Mireia Ventura (Energy Control testing service, Spain)
- Tibor Brunt (DIMS testing service, the Netherlands)
- Fiona Measham (Co-founder of The Loop, UK)
- Henry Fisher (Volteface, Director of Policy)
- Oliver Sutcliffe (Manchester Metropolitan University)
We welcome attendees from local authorities, public health teams, police, event organizers, promoters, media, clubbers, drug takers and interested others.
This event is organised and funded by Manchester Metropolitan University’s policy think tank Metropolis and the University of Manchester’s Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. In collaboration with drug policy think tank Volteface; and the Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours (SUAB) research group.