Who We Were

The UK Drug Policy Commission operated between 2007 and 2012.  Our objectives were to:

  • Provide independent and objective analysis of UK drug policy;
  • Ensure this was used by UK governments when considering policy, and by the media and public to encourage a wider, informed debate

UKDPC commissioned research and collected evidence about what works to inform and encourage good decisions about all aspects of drug policy.

The Commission was independent of government and special interests, both in its funding and work programme. It was not a campaigning body and did not come from any particular standpoint.

UKDPC remains a charity and limited company, and we are grateful to all our funders, particularly the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, for their support.

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