Drug Consumption Room Conference

On 27 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) held a conference entitled ‘Evidence and Issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms‘.   Such rooms are designed to be available to vulnerable populations of users, (notably those who use on the streets or in other risky and unhygienic conditions) and they aim … Continued

A War Worth Ending

  In today’s ever-increasing, transitory society, change happens rapidly. The last decade alone has brought us the advent of smartphones, online streaming, a robust social media, the rise of artificial intelligence, and even altered the way we date. Moreover, 2008 was a time of global economic uncertainty marked by the great recession. This intense transformation … Continued

The UN’s Internal Struggle with Drug Policy

    The UN General Assembly (GA) is responsible for passing the three main international drug conventions of 1961, 1971 and 1988 that shape modern drug policy. The UN bodies specifically dedicated to drug policy are the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND). The International Narcotics … Continued

Writers wanted for Volteface Magazine

We are looking for guest writers and contributors for our online magazine. Our aim is to explore the policy and politics of drug reform from science, health, lifestyle, culture, business, crime and economic perspectives. If you have an interest in this area, strong writing skills and would like to contribute, please get in touch at … Continued

Cannabis and Young People: A call for contributors

  Volteface is investigating how effectively UK policies around cannabis are safeguarding young people. Theresa May has promised that she is pursuing a war on drugs, and that such an approach is working. While such strong rhetoric might sound convincing, we want to know what this  stance actually looks like in the context of cannabis … Continued