Tag: drug testing

In A First For The UK, Festival Hosts On Site Drug Testing Service

In a first for UK based festivals, The Secret Garden Party offered on site drug testing service as a free public service. The event, which was held over the weekend and featuring the likes of Caribou, Air, and Maribou State, was overseen by drug awareness initiative The Loop, who have previously only been able to test discarded drugs or those confiscated by the authorities. The results of the on-site initiative were interested, to say the least, as senior policy analyst for Transform Drug Policy Foundation Steve Rolles said, “Around a quarter of people who brought in their drugs then asked ... Read more

UK University Offers Students Drug Testing Kits

At a cost of just £3, students at Newcastle University are being offered drug testing kits on campus in order to increase safety measures when using illegal drugs. Part of an initiative called test Your Drugs, Not Yourself, the world-first campaign is meant to provide the tools and information for students to make more responsible and informed decisions on matters of drug use. The grassroots led operation, which is also in conjunction with Student’s For Sensible Drug Policies, aims to “an open platform of discussion for drug-related issues and to develop sensible drug policies,” with the groups president Holly Robinson explaining, “Although drugs ... Read more