Drug User’s Campaign

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Reference: 
2019/3972
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

A constituent has asked me to ask if you will consider a London-wide advertising campaign which highlights the link between middle class drug use and the reality of the supply chain?

Answers

Drug User’s Campaign

Drug User’s Campaign

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Recreational drug use is not a victimless crime, and anyone purchasing illegal drugs should be under no illusions about the horrific exploitation, abuse and violence that happens in the supply chain that provides them. I have seen striking evidence from the police which leaves little doubt as to the connections between the drug trade, gangs and violence that causes so much harm to people in this city, across the country and indeed across the world. While there are no plans for a specific advertising campaign targeting middle-class drug users at this time, the Commissioner and I have spoken out on this issue a number of times in the media and we will continue to work pro-actively to clamp down on the drugs trade.

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