Frontline Security Enter the Drug Debate

  A new, comprehensive guide has emerged from Working the Doors providing a macro-look at drugs and drug taking. Rather than beating the tired ‘zero tolerance’ drum echoed from many corners of night-time security (which refuses to acknowledge that drug taking in public spaces, such as nightclubs, DOES exist), Steve Johnson recognises the issues in this … Continued

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