A cross-party group of Scottish MPs has said decriminalisation may be the most "pragmatic" method of ending Scotland's drug-related health crisis.
The vice-chairman of Dundee's health and social care partnership will support an amendment calling for the decriminalisation of drugs at the SNP conference this weekend.
The UK government has been accused of being “depressingly dismissive” in the country’s battle to stem drugs deaths.
The public health minister has said he does not have the power to declare a national emergency in response to Scotland's drugs death crisis.
The Scottish Police Federation has warned vulnerable people risk being failed if the impact of drugs on law enforcement is not further investigated.
Drastic action must be taken to reduce the impact of drug deaths in Scotland, the public health minister has warned.
Fife recorded its highest number of drug-related deaths in 2017, stark new figures have revealed.
NHS Tayside is the country's slowest health board at treating people for alcohol and drug problems.