Home Office drug rethink welcomed

Homelessness charities have welcomed the government’s
decision not to implement guidance on drug use. They feared it
would have resulted in homeless drug users being refused housing
and staff being criminalised.

The Home Office consulted last year on its proposals to change
section 8 (d) of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 to make it an offence
to allow the administration or use of all controlled drugs on all

A Home Office spokesperson said the government was not “backing
down” on implementing the proposed change, “just postponing

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