Icelandic Youth: What the UK can learn from the ‘Youth In Iceland’ model

Today, Volteface launches a mini-report examining the lessons the UK can learn from ‘Youth in Iceland’. Outlining the Icelandic model and how it transformed substance misuse among adolescents, the report examines how unique relationships were created in the Scandinavian nation between young people, parents, schools, academia and the state. While the UK and Iceland differ in … Continued

Cannabis in the UK To Engage With Political Parties

For decades, the debate about drug policy reform has been a ‘third rail issue’ in the UK. Last year, neither of the two main political parties mentioned drug reform at all in their general election manifestos. This inertia contrasts with dramatic changes taking place around the globe, notably the legalisation of cannabis for adult use in … Continued

B.C. Bud Rules

Other Canadian provinces have already announced how they intend to regulate the sale of non-medical cannabis, but the industry has been holding out for British Columbia – the home of B.C. Bud – with high hopes that the province would adopt a progressive model that would galvanise the sector and cement its cultural dominance of … Continued

Getting Back To Basics

There have been many attempts in the UK to introduce drug consumption rooms but never before has the matter been debated in Westminster. Ronnie Cowan, MP for Inverclyde, secured the debate last Wednesday and introduced it by laying out need and evidence. Drug-related deaths are rising in the UK and Cowan described how drug consumption … Continued