Saturday, October 31, 2009

UK government chief drug adviser sacked

Professor David Nutt, the government's chief drug adviser, has been sacked a day after claiming that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol. Nutt incurred the wrath of the government when he claimed in a paper that alcohol and tobacco were more harmful than many illegal drugs, including LSD, ecstasy and cannabis. ... "The home secretary's action is a bad day for science and a bad day for the cause of evidence-informed policy making."


cybrbeast said...

The UK has been getting ever more crazy. How can you justify sacking your adviser for doing his job?
At least there's one benefit, and that's this story and the message getting more publicity.

Monica said...

How can they say that alcohol is worst then drugs. Of course I if are almost in alcohol coma and another one took a ecstasy pill, the one in coma is more dangerous, but you can compare like that.