#48 - Liberal Democrat Drug Policy with Norman Baker

Tune in to this week’s episode to learn more about his interesting insights into UK politics and especially to UK’s drug policies.


Who is Norman Baker?

Norman Baker, described by our host, professor Nutt, as “the first and last truly honest politician” is a Liberal Democrat and former MP for Lewes in East Sussex. Following three years as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department of Transport he was promoted to Minister of State at the Home Office in 2013. However, rejection of many of his progressive suggestions including ones on drug policy e.g. legal use of medical cannabis for pain relief in cancer and multiple sclerosis patients, lead to his resignation from this position in 2014. Now, he advises the campaign for better transport in the UK and makes his voice heard by having authored multiple books including his autobiography “Against the Grain”.


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Against the grain

Drug decriminalization in Portugal

Drug consumption rooms in Denmark

Safe injection facilities


Home office

Jeremy Hunt

SpAD – Special adviser

Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill

Green industrial revolution

David Kelly

… And What Do You Do?

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971