Illegal raves: The history from house music to lockdown
There have been lots of reported “quarantine raves” since the coronavirus lockdown – with legal, licensed venues no longer open. The history of illegal raves in the UK can be traced back to the “second summer of love” and “M25 raves” in the late 80s, which gave us bands like The Prodigy. But after one…
Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn’t enough
Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised. That means their criminal record for cannabis possession is kept separate from other criminal records – but it doesn’t erase the crime. It could still affect people in situations like job applications, travelling abroad and getting houses – and the…
Is it harder to smuggle drugs into high security prisons?
After BBC Panorama found “chaos” in one of the biggest prisons in England, Newsbeat spoke to an ex-prison officer about how easy it is to smuggle illegal goods into different categories of prisons. Read the full article on BBC Newsbeat here.