UK Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals

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David Raynes of the National Drug Prevention Alliance, said: “I do not think senior police officers have thought this through with the clarity that the public deserve.

“This will simply normalise drug taking amongst the young and will reinforce the attitude that taking drugs is an integral part of the festival experience, which it is not.

“Another problem is that drug testing services offer an illusion of safety. They tell drug users about purity, but purity is not a measure of safety, quite the opposite in some cases. Drugs are illegal because they are unsafe and that is the message that the police ought to be giving.

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