Lib Dem Manifesto to Promise a Regulated Cannabis Market

The Liberal Democrats have become the first major UK political party to propose a framework for a regulated cannabis market in their election manifesto, they have announced today. The Lib Dem policy promises to “take back control from the criminal gangs, take ‘skunk’ off the streets, and protect young people by introducing a legal, regulated market for … Continued

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

CBD Update: MHRA Delays Deadline for Manufacturer Compliance Until End of Year

Manufacturers of CBD products were rocked last month by the announcement that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency had taken the the decision to classify products containing CBD as Medicines. While generally regarded as a positive move long-term, the decision to give manufacturers and retailers only 28 days to voluntarily comply had been met with … Continued

A Red Letter Day: The VolteFace Selection

Sign up to the VolteFace Selection, our new weekly newsletter of highlights from the previous week from the worlds of drug policy, business and culture.  Each week we’ll bring you the best VolteFace has had to offer and a few favourites from elsewhere, as well as a list of upcoming events that have sparked our interest. Far … Continued

Legalising Cannabis: Lessons from Abroad – VolteFace at the Conservative Party Conference

In partnership with The Adam Smith Institute. The tide of legalisation is rising across the world. From Montevideo, Uruguay to Boulder, Colorado and Kingston, Jamaica to Vancouver, BC, more and more countries are contending with the question of how to legalise and regulate cannabis, with each government finding its own answers. With Canada set to legally regulate cannabis … Continued

High, Functioning…

“They lie about marijuana. Tell you pot-smoking makes you unmotivated. Lie! When you’re high, you can do everything you normally do just as well — you just realise that it’s not worth the fucking effort. There is a difference.” – Bill Hicks The relationship between cannabis and motivation is, on the face of it, seemingly … Continued