Reefer Madness 2.0

  Loyal readers will remember that we examined The Times journalist Alice Thomson’s claims about Colorado’s experience of recreational cannabis legalisation back in 2016—and they were found wanting. Fast forward to 2019 and nothing has changed, with Thomson penning an article in The Times yesterday arguing that the backlash against cannabis culture has begun: citing … Continued

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

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

Volteface Podcast #1 – The Canadian Cannabis Act

The first episode of Volteface Podcast explores the legislative changes in Canada around cannabis with Policy Advisor Blair Gibbs providing insight. This section focuses on the effect of legislation on the black market, new emerging opportunities, the potential impact on the UK’s drug policy & variations of legality across provinces. This edition also analyses the legislation of medicinal cannabis … Continued

Volteface Collaboration with Mentor UK

  We are delighted to announce that for Volteface’s next research project we will be partnering with the leading drug education charity Mentor. The project will be examining how effectively the education system is protecting young people who are using drugs, or at risk of using drugs and those who are being exploited, or at risk … Continued