Is “Drug Science” morphing into a Drug Dealer?

Over the past few years the UK based organisation “Drug Science” has been developing two projects, one is its UK based drugs research organisation and the other is Project 21, which is it’s pro-cannabis campaign arm.

For several years Project 21 has been providing details on the affects of medical cannabis and helping to educate people in the medical field to see the benefits of cannabis use. Not just for the seriously ill or disordered, but quite frankly an all in one stop shop for virtually any aliment or discomfort, no matter how mild or severe.

Even though medical cannabis in Canada is closely linked now to developing addictive disorders without actually helping people deal with any of their issues:

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2790261

Drug Science recently went downhill in my own personal opinion when David Badcock appeared on a GB News segment where he made a fool out of himself by refusing to answer questions put to him via the news team and Peter Hitchens.

David Badcock avoided questions and looked incredibly awkward during the interview and got particularly squirmish when put on the spot about his own personal drug use. Which he refused to answer, similar to former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron.

Drug Science UK has always touted themselves out to be the sensible bunch who are trying to make clarity out of the morality and madness that can often cloud the issue of drugs.However, their affiliation to Project 21 is something that is deeply troubling.

Project 21 is a very slick corporate face of cannabis, which is emulating big pharma companies with their choices of colour schemes and font styles.

At the moment Project 21 currently offers discounts to people who wish to pay for experimental treatment involving cannabis. But isn’t this the age old push of intoxicating drugs? The first hit is always free or a bit cheaper?

Is Drug Science emulating something dangerous that will take years to be put back in the bag?

Is big cannabis just a money making scheme to put into our heads that it is something beneficial when our history and culture around the drug only shows that it seems to damage personality and perceptions in ways we can’t yet manage?

Published by Dylan Kerr BA ACAT FDAP DipHE MBABCP

Mr Dylan Kerr Addictions Counselor Bachelors in Clinical Counseling (Hons) Advanced Certified Addictions Therapist Member of the British Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapist Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners HeDip Health-care HeDip Psychology of Addiction Dip Counselling Diploma in Arts Therapy Diploma in Transactional Analysis CSAT III Dylan Kerr is a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist who is qualified in Counseling, Psychology of addiction from Leeds University and Healthcare from Birmingham City University. Dylan Kerr has been a senior Therapist at the River Rehab, Lead Therapist at Lanna Rehab in Chiang Mai and Head Counselor of Hope Rehab in Siracha. As well as working in Thailand for 7 years, Dylan has also been the on-tour counsellor for the the Rock band ‘The Libertines’. Dylan is now resident counsellor at an Asian rehab. Dylan has experience of working within the music industry supporting acts in therapeutic needs. As well as working around the world Dylan has over 13 years experience delivering substance use disorder treatment at various agencies around the UK. He is skilled in motivational interviewing, CBT, RET and guidance around 12 step philosophies. Dylan has worked with a broad client base and establish the rapport needed to effect change and sustainable progression. Dylan wishes to start this blog to help educate people on his observations within this field and debate the nature of work in the addictions field.

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