After seeing my most recent article on the topic of cannabis, and its status in the UK, a friend of mine put me in touch with a drugs worker in south Wales. We looked to arrange an interview as long as they could remain anonymous. I agreed to this and we met soon after.
Steven (not their real name) is a drugs worker based in a substance misuse clinic in south Wales. Unlike many other people I have spoken to about this topic, Steven has seen both sides of the story, having used cannabis recreationally in the past and now working to help those with drug use issues. Though the organisation Steven works for has certain beliefs and official opinions on drugs use, Steven himself is more liberal and open.