Policy & Politics

#Weed4Corbyn?

Whilst the shockwaves of last week’s General Election continue to rumble on, many reformers are turning their attention to what all this upheaval and uncertainty means for the future of drug policy in the UK. It seems very safe to assume that a Conservative government, particularly one led by Theresa May, and certainly one propped … Continued

Volteface Canada Dispatch #2

After legalisation plans were presented to Parliament, the last month has seen a surge of activity in the wider cannabis sector as investors, producers, consultants and campaigners rush to organise themselves and prepare for the new consumer market expected to come online later next year. In every province the issue has been in the news, … Continued

Evidence-Based Policy-Making: A Myth to Believe in

This article was originally published on Democratic Audit UK In the era of Trump, is evidence-based policy-making dead? John Boswell argues that while Evidence Based Policy Making (EBPM) is ultimately a myth, it is a useful one which plays an important role in democratic deliberation. It underpins and enables democratic contestation in a way that no … Continued


Health & Science

Volteface and Metropolis Announce Manchester Spice Summit for July 14th

MetroPolis and Volteface are proud to announce details of our one day event which will bring together key experts and stakeholders in a bid to work out how best to tackle the city’s ‘spice’ crisis. Spice has become a huge public health issue in the UK – Volteface has committed itself to covering and analysing the alarming increase of adverse effects connected … Continued


Families & Education

Volteface and Metropolis Announce Manchester Spice Summit for July 14th

MetroPolis and Volteface are proud to announce details of our one day event which will bring together key experts and stakeholders in a bid to work out how best to tackle the city’s ‘spice’ crisis. Spice has become a huge public health issue in the UK – Volteface has committed itself to covering and analysing the alarming increase of adverse effects connected … Continued


Business & Profit

We All Heart Jane

Jane is a new online cannabis marketplace launched just yesterday, where you can legally browse cannabis products and order them to your house. Currently, they deliver to Santa Cruz and are planning to be operational in more US cities: Denver, San Francisco and Boston. On iheartjane.com, you can discover cannabis products in the catalogue, find shops … Continued

Taking Care of ‘Canna-Business’

The legal cannabis industry was last weekend the subject of a lavish profile in the business section of The Telegraph. The article, which features comments from a wide range of major industry figures, marks a proud moment for ‘canna-business’ as it crosses over into mainstream business media. Focusing on the emerging legal cannabis industries in the US and … Continued


Arts & Culture

Baked On 420

The sun peeked through the clouds as thousands descended on Hyde Park yesterday for the annual 420 celebrations. It felt like a festival with everyone sitting on the grass, smoking weed, eating snacks and listening to music. We even saw a group who had brought a tent and were happily having a barbecue.  420, which is … Continued

4/20/2017

April 20th is a special date in any cannabis consumer’s diary. For reasons that, though debated, are believed to revolve around a group of students from San Rafael known as ‘The Waldos,’ who would spark up religiously at 16:20 back in the ‘70s, the numbers 420 have come to stand for all things marijuana-related the … Continued