The Implementation of Medical Ganja in Jamaica

Farmers in Jamaica are struggling to engage with the nation’s new medical marijuana (or ‘ganja’) scheme, according to a new study. The findings of the study, conducted by a student at Writtle University College, have been published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Study author Simon Jones reveals that, out of the over 180,000 registered farmers … Continued

Introducing ‘Volteface Voices’

Volteface Voices – a new podcast from Volteface HQ, is coming very soon. You can listen to our trailer here: We’re here to dissect policies relating to drugs, health, society, culture – and no doubt much more. It’s about time we get to grips with some of the more perplexing elements to our social policies. Our … Continued

Canadian Police Reject Proposals for Homegrown Cannabis

The Globe and Mail reports that police chiefs in Canada have rebuffed certain recommendations in a federal paper on cannabis legalisation. “Hold off on home grows” is the main point that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) are advocating, as the Canadian government makes preparations for cannabis legalisation in the coming months: The top law-enforcement officers … Continued

Call for Volunteers: Do You Smoke Cigarettes Everyday?

Researchers from the UCL Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit are seeking daily cigarette smokers to take part in a study investigating the effects of Cannabidiol (CBD) on nicotine withdrawal. The study involves one hour and a half session where you smoke as normal and two sessions of about four hours where you’ll be asked not to smoke for twelve hours before the sessions. … Continued

Irish Government Report Makes Medicinal Cannabis Recommendations

The Oireachtas Health Committee has recommended that the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) ensure improved access to medicinal cannabis products. In a report, published this month, the Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health has evaluated medicinal cannabinoids, and, with medicinal cannabis legalisation imminent in the Republic of Ireland, made a range of expert recommendations. … Continued