Policy & Politics

‘Back Yard’ Launches at House of Lords

Brilliant place to discuss the feasibility of establishing drug consumption rooms. Room for one here? @VoltefaceHub pic.twitter.com/1gsOuCF4NL — judith yates (@judithyates1) November 28, 2017 At the #HouseofLords for the launch of Back Yard, @VoltefaceHub latest report by @mccullochlizzi1 pic.twitter.com/bEeFefoyJE — Pierre-Yves Galléty (@PYGallety) November 28, 2017 At the #HouseofLords for the launch of Back Yard, … Continued

Health & Science

Volteface launch their latest report ‘Back Yard’

Volteface publish ‘Back Yard’, a report commissioned by the Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group, identifying that existing policies are failing communities and society’s most vulnerable people. This can be seen through rising drug-related deaths and litter in the UK cities. ‘Back Yard’ examines the feasibility of establishing drug consumption rooms in the UK by … Continued

Families & Education

‘Hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the UK damaged by their parents’ alcohol abuse’, new research finds

The worrying scale of parental alcohol abuse and its effect on children has been revealed in a new report by The Children’s Society. As part of its 2017 Good Childhood Report, the charity surveyed 3,000 families with children aged between 10 and 17. National estimates were then established using the ONS mid-population statistics for this age … Continued

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

Business & Profit

British Columbian Cannabis Genetics Touch Down in the EU

Tilray, a GMP-certified global leader in medical cannabis research and production, today announced that the company has successfully exported live medical cannabis genetics from its flagship British Columbia, Canada facility to its European Union Campus in Cantanhede, Portugal. The announcement is the first time a company has legally exported live cannabis genetics from North America … Continued

Watching the Canadian Cannabis Industry Evolve

Lamps, fertilisers, harvesting tools and security devices, inventory software, storage containers and testing equipment – such products are already used by the black market in every country where cannabis is classified as an illegal drug. And yet last weekend here in Niagara, Ontario, for a special conference and expo were the black market’s mainstream counterparts and … Continued

Arts & Culture

[Event] In Conversation: Jenny Valentish & Rosalind Stone

Join us for an evening with Jenny Valentish – author of ‘Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment’ – and university harm-reduction advocate Rosalind Stone, at  Volteface HQ in London on Friday 24th November. Australia-based journalist and AOD consultant Jenny Valentish will be in conversation with drugsand.me co-director and journalist Rosalind Stone to explore their … Continued