In February, Dame Carol Black was appointed to lead a major independent review of illegal drug use and supply in the UK.
The review is in 2 parts.
Part 1 will summarise the existing evidence relating to drug use, supply and effects, including current trends and future risks; to highlight the most important gaps in that evidence; and to suggest how to address those gaps.
It will consider:
- the demographics of drug use. This will look at demand, including who uses which types of drugs, together with patterns of and motivations for use
- the drugs market. This will look at supply into the UK, how criminals meet the demand of users and the causes of drug-related violence
The scope for part 2 will be determined once the first part has reported.
Further information on the scope of the review and its terms of reference can be found on GOV.UK.