Volteface TV

Volteface TV: The Criminal Exploitation of Children

  Today on Volteface TV Lizzie McCulloch from Volteface talks with Rhiannon Sawyer from The Children’s Society about the effects of drugs on children in urban areas. The culmination of this discussion centres on the model in which children are trafficked to suburban areas to sell drugs, namely crack and heroin. The harrowing process, coined as county … Continued

Crime in London – Volteface TV Special

  In 2018, crime in the capital is undoubtedly of great concern to Londoners. But, beyond the headlines and rhetoric, how big a problem is the city facing and what action needs to be taken? To delve into these questions and more, Volteface invited journalist Ian Birrell and Conservative mayoral candidate Andrew Boff to discuss … Continued

Volteface TV: The Children’s Inquiry

The Children’s Inquiry released by Volteface last week received major news coverage throughout the week and has highlighted the extent to which young people are impacted by the illicit cannabis market. In this special edition of Volteface TV the authors of the report Liz McCulloch, Hardeep Matharu and Paul North explain why they undertook the … Continued


Policy & Politics

Drug Debate in Parliament: The Elephant in the Room

  There was an air of optimism amongst several MPs in Parliament’s Westminster Hall yesterday, October 23rd, when politicians came together to debate and discuss UK drug policy. MP for Inverclyde and member of the Scottish National Party, Ronnie Cowan, led the engaging and insightful debate. The debate was well attended by members of a … Continued

Canada Legalises Cannabis: 7 Expert Opinions

It is midnight on October 17th in Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of the North American mainland, broadsheets and tabloids alike on this side of the pond scramble to document proceedings with a predictable fanfare of snaking queues, huge bongs and ecstatic faces. Hidden beneath the trivial coverage lies an array of questions … Continued


Health & Science

Another “Bad Batch”?

Last weekend saw both the start of the UK summer festival season and the abrupt end to one of its festivals – forced to close early due to two drug-related deaths and over 15 hospital admissions. Sadly another two young adults have been added to the growing list of festival drug casualties. This same weekend, … Continued

Drug Consumption Room Conference

On 27 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) held a conference entitled ‘Evidence and Issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms‘.   Such rooms are designed to be available to vulnerable populations of users, (notably those who use on the streets or in other risky and unhygienic conditions) and they aim … Continued


Families & Education


Business & Profit

B.C. Bud Rules

Other Canadian provinces have already announced how they intend to regulate the sale of non-medical cannabis, but the industry has been holding out for British Columbia – the home of B.C. Bud – with high hopes that the province would adopt a progressive model that would galvanise the sector and cement its cultural dominance of … Continued


Arts & Culture

Ian Marchant Talks Music, Drugs, And Politics

Last week Volteface met the writer, academic and raconteur Ian Marchant. Marchant’s new book A Hero for High Times is an elegy for wild times, a revolution that never quite occurred and a culture now half forgotten. Listen to him talk music, drugs and politics with our Director Steve Moore.