Setting Up a Drug Consumption Room Legal Issues

55 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2017

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Rudi Fortson

Queen Mary University of London

Date Written: October 28, 2017


This paper revises and assimilates two papers (Paper E and Paper F) written by the author and published in 2006 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of the work of the Independent Working Group on Drug Consumption Rooms, chaired by Dame Ruth Runciman (Report, 23rd May 2006). The law is stated as of October 2017.

Note: This document is intended only for guidance and discussion. Anyone contemplating setting up a Drug Consumption Room should first seek independent professional legal advice.

Suggested Citation

Fortson, Rudi, Setting Up a Drug Consumption Room Legal Issues (October 28, 2017). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 262/2017, Available at SSRN:

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