Michael Kill CEO NTIA Says:

“I am not sure the Home Secretary is completely aware but the practice of banning people from licensed premises for drug possession or use has been in place for decades, Police forces and local authorities across the country promote a zero-tolerance drug policy within licensed premises on a localised basis.”

“Sadly this has led to displacement, where drug use takes place in uncontrolled environments, leading to further issues around anti-social behaviour and compromising people’s well-being and safety without the infrastructure or support.”

“The industry has been exploring different approaches to drugs within society, the work being done by The Loop and many other organisations, around information sharing, testing and intelligence being the start.”

“The work being done at festivals and events in the Netherlands for example shows a different approach, it is clear that drugs in society will not be stopped using the suggested methods laid out by the Home Secretary, which in many instances already exist in part on a local level.”

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