Canada Legalises Cannabis: Two Months On

  The legalisation of cannabis in Canada is a burning hot topic. As the first G7 country to legalise the drug nationally, Canada provides a significantly better example for the UK to look towards than the various US states where cannabis still remains federally illegal. But almost two months on, what can we discern from … Continued

The Volteface Response to The CSJ Cannabis Report

I spent nine years supporting one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, problematic drug users. From daily injecting heroin users, to young people smoking countless grams of cannabis a week, their stories on why they were addicted to the drug made perfect sense. No-one told me they ‘just tried it once and now … Continued

‘Chicken shops and McDonald’s have become the new youth centres’: Why are young people using and selling cannabis?

In September, Volteface published its seminal report The Children’s Inquiry examining how effectively the UK’s cannabis policies are safeguarding young people. The report was a wide-ranging examination of how easily young people are able to obtain cannabis and the type of cannabis they are using, the repercussions of this for their wellbeing and the support … Continued

Research Project Announcement : The Social Media Project

  Volteface is delighted to announce our next research project that will be exploring social media and drug dealing. Interviews conducted for The Children’s Inquiry identified that young people’s ability to access cannabis had expanded with the rise of social media platforms, which appear to increasingly being used to facilitate the buying and selling of … Continued

Key Findings from Volteface’s Cannabis Poll

2018 has been a significant year for cannabis policy, with the Billy Caldwell campaign kicking off in June, The Children’s Inquiry published in September and Canada recently becoming the first G7 country to legalise cannabis for recreational use. With access to medical cannabis over three days away, Volteface and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis commissioned … Continued

Drug Debate in Parliament: The Elephant in the Room

  There was an air of optimism amongst several MPs in Parliament’s Westminster Hall yesterday, October 23rd, when politicians came together to debate and discuss UK drug policy. MP for Inverclyde and member of the Scottish National Party, Ronnie Cowan, led the engaging and insightful debate. The debate was well attended by members of a … Continued