Today Volteface launched their new report, Black Sheep: An Investigation into Existing Support for Problematic Cannabis Use.
The report argues that legally regulating cannabis consumption would better help those most at risk
Black Sheep reveals that a legal regulated market would better support people experiencing problematic cannabis use as the sector is lacking a clear, effective strategy for linking people into support and guidance. With the current illegal and unregulated market reducing the visibility of cannabis users, practitioners have reported that “we’re just fumbling around in the dark trying to find them”. Among people showing signs of cannabis dependence, only 14.6% have ever received treatment, help or support specifically because of their drug use, and 5.5% had received this in the past six months.