The final episode of four part documentary Drugsland is available on BBC Three on Tuesday 5 December from 10.00am. The 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act has remained largely unchanged in over three decades. But is it still fit for purpose?
Recreational drug users in Bristol put forward the case that the drug laws don’t work for the; other drug workers spell out the dangers that all drugs pose. A dealer sets out the merits of selling high quality drugs, while a not-for-profit group offers free drug testing at a festival.
Local MP Thangam Debbonaire, pictured, must establish her own views in this cauldron of opinion. During her campaign to secure her seat for a second time in the 2017 general election she speaks a range of experts in the field. She has known the heartache that drugs can cause on a personal level and sees high drug use within her constituency.
Her journey ultimately ends up in parliament – but will she decide it’s time for change?
Drugsland is a BBC Studios production in partnership with The Open University.
Drugsland Episode 4 (of 4) is on Tuesday 5 December 2017 on BBC Three from 10.00am.