Policy & Politics

The Devil is in the Details

Colorado’s judiciary are having a busy time of it right now. From Nelson v. Colorado, the Supreme Court case that will decide whether the state’s Exoneration Act of 2013 violates the right of its citizens to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, to the decision – made by voters – not to remove language from … Continued

The Tide Effect: Clash & Compromise

  This has been quite the week here at VolteFace HQ. On Monday, The Tide Effect report launched, in partnership with the Adam Smith Institute. Since then we’ve had coverage across the media, from The Daily Mail to the Guardian. MPs came out in support of the report and a letter of prominent supporters appeared in The … Continued


Health & Science

A Fudge On Facts

Yesterday The Times published an op-ed response to The Tide Effect report released by VolteFace and the Adam Smith Institute on Monday by columnist Alice Thomson. The report argues that the only way to bring cannabis under control is to legally regulate it. Thomson presents the counterexample of Colorado, the US state where cannabis has been legal longer than any other, and paints a … Continued


Families & Education

The Devil is in the Details

Colorado’s judiciary are having a busy time of it right now. From Nelson v. Colorado, the Supreme Court case that will decide whether the state’s Exoneration Act of 2013 violates the right of its citizens to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, to the decision – made by voters – not to remove language from … Continued


Business & Profit


Arts & Culture

Fabric is Saved, But at What Cost?

Days before the court appeal was due to begin, which would decide the fate of London super-club, fabric, a surprise settlement was agreed between Islington Council and Fabric owners, allowing the club to re-open under heightened security measures. The news has been celebrated as a landmark event for London’s dance music culture. The 3 month … Continued

History Lessons

On Monday, VolteFace will publish our first policy paper, The Tide Effect, in collaboration with the Adam Smith Institute. The Tide Effect presents cannabis law reform as an irrepressible force, sweeping towards the UK from the USA and Canada. In advance of The Tide Effect, author Boris Starling digs into the history that has led to cannabis being so harmfully misunderstood, and … Continued

Eyes of Albion

Since 2012 the Psychedelic Press has been publishing journals and books that deal with the role of psychedelic substances in culture, science, and history. The UK-based press has also emphasised the importance of visual culture in its pages, and has featured some of Britain’s finest artists and illustrators within the pages of its publications, and … Continued