I am extremely grateful to all those who contributed to my earlier post on my Question for Short Debate (QSD) making the case for a Royal Commission on drug use and possession. The comments were notable for their quality as well as their quantity. My QSD was held last night, with all speakers bar the minister adding their weight to the case for an inquiry. The speakers included fellow blogger, Baroness Murphy. You can read the debate here. As will be apparent, I was able to draw on various of the contributions to the post and I hope I did justice to them. The minister did not really engage with the issue – she couched her comments within the framework of the existing law – and I shall be considering ways of taking the issue forward.