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

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

Canada Legalises Cannabis: 7 Expert Opinions

It is midnight on October 17th in Newfoundland, an island off the east coast of the North American mainland, broadsheets and tabloids alike on this side of the pond scramble to document proceedings with a predictable fanfare of snaking queues, huge bongs and ecstatic faces. Hidden beneath the trivial coverage lies an array of questions … Continued

Volteface TV: The Criminal Exploitation of Children

  Today on Volteface TV Lizzie McCulloch from Volteface talks with Rhiannon Sawyer from The Children’s Society about the effects of drugs on children in urban areas. The culmination of this discussion centres on the model in which children are trafficked to suburban areas to sell drugs, namely crack and heroin. The harrowing process, coined as county … Continued

Crime in London – Volteface TV Special

  In 2018, crime in the capital is undoubtedly of great concern to Londoners. But, beyond the headlines and rhetoric, how big a problem is the city facing and what action needs to be taken? To delve into these questions and more, Volteface invited journalist Ian Birrell and Conservative mayoral candidate Andrew Boff to discuss … Continued