Ethics of Drug-Taking

NUS also asks you to consider the ethical aspects of drug-taking. Drugs such as cannabis, ecstacy and cocaine might seem like friendly house-hold names to some, but are actually imported by organised crime groups, commonly with links to gun, child and sex worker trafficking. These same drugs contribute massively to injustice and poverty across the world and contribute to ungovernable countries.

Legal Highs

As well as classified, illegal drugs there are so-called “legal highs”. Many new legal highs actually contain illegal substances and are unsafe, not least because nobody knows what’s in them. If you don’t know what your taking, then don’t expect your doctor too know either!

To find out more detailed information on 'legal highs' in an NUS Campaign Briefing, click here..

For further advice speak to your students’ union or visit FRANK