Policy & Politics

Paul Flynn MP: 30 Years of Advocacy for Medical Cannabis

Next Tuesday, MP Paul Flynn will raise the issue of access to medical cannabis for the patients who seek it, while the United Patients Alliance will host a tea party in front of the Parliament to raise awareness around medical cannabis. Volteface interviewed Paul Flynn about his fight for cannabis legalisation. You’ve been an advocate for the legalisation … Continued


Health & Science

The United Patients Alliance Announced A Promising Speakers List For Its Medical Cannabis Conference

This Saturday 30 September, the Medical Cannabis Conference and Annual General Assembly of the United Patients Alliance will host a series of talks from different experts. The panel includes a diverse range of great speakers: from members of Parliament to private actors invested in the legal cannabis industry, to think tank members, academics and non-profit … Continued


Families & Education

Bereavement through Alcohol and Drugs

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) is a project that was set up four years ago to offer peer support to people who have lost someone due to drug or alcohol use. Funded by the Big Lottery, it is a result of a partnership between Adfam, a charity which supports the families of drug and … Continued

Heroin and Crack – What’s on the Tin?

Cannabis has been getting a lot of air time across both radio and TV in the past few months. Various documentaries, panel debates and news stories have covered the issue and examined legalisation of the drug. While this great for the reform movement, and I certainly welcome fresh perspectives on the issue, sometimes all it … Continued


Business & Profit

Tilray to Invest Massively in European Facility

Tilray, a global pioneer in medical cannabis research, recently announced plans to invest up to €20 million (£18 million) in a European Union Campus (EU Campus) after receiving licences from the Government of Portugal to import cannabis genetics and to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes. The EU Campus will include indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cultivation … Continued


Arts & Culture

‘Seven Days of Heroin’: Cincinnati Enquirer lifts the lid on city’s harrowing epidemic

Stephanie Gaffney and her eight-month-old Elliana, pictured above, are at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Centre. It’s a clinic for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome, which happens when babies are born to mothers addicted to heroin. The children can suffer from sleeplessness, seizures, tremors and other withdrawal symptoms. Gaffney used heroin and opiates for a number … Continued

Honouring colleagues who have passed away

Dear Drug Policy Reform colleagues: As you may remember DPA produced a brief, well-received “in memoriam” presentation during 2015 REFORM conference, to honour colleagues who had passed away in the preceding two years. This emotional tribute honoured drug policy reformers from all walks of life – activists, harm reduction workers, board members, scholars, elected and … Continued