Transform launches new cannabis book as legal regulation becomes reality in Uruguay

From left to right: Caroline Pringle, Steve Rolles, Molly Meacher and David Nutt


On Tuesday, Transform launched its latest publication, ‘How to Regulate Cannabis: A Practical Guide’, in the UK Houses of Parliament. The event fortuitously coincided with Uruguay passing legislation to make it the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, sale and possession of cannabis - a truly historic moment in drug policy reform.

Transform’s event included presentations by Professor David Nutt, Baroness Molly Meacher, Julian Huppert MP and Steve Rolles, co-author of the publication. The speakers discussed the new book and why its timing is so important, recent developments in drug policy reform, and how to take the debate forward, with particular reference to the UK. The talks were followed by a lively question and answer session.

Following the event, Tom Chivers wrote an excellent article in the Telegraph, discussing the developments in Uruguay and recommending the book.

Julian Huppert also wrote a piece for City AM, calling on the UK to follow Uruguay's example and complimenting Transform on the book. 

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Below are some more photos from the event, taken by Charlotte Sexauer.


Julian Huppert MP
Baronness Molly Meacher
Professor David Nutt
Transform's Steve Rolles