Welsh Assembly Calls To Legalise Medical Cannabis

The National Assembly of Wales held Wednesday a debate on whether medical cannabis should be made available to those who need it. The result of the debate is encouraging for medical cannabis campaigners and advocates. The debate took place after a number of Assembly Members (AMs) shared their concerns for the safety of patients who … Continued

Colorado Hits Back At Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions has been threatening to take action against the legalisation of cannabis in US States for quite some time but few expected him to rescind the Cole Memo. But then again, there are a lot of things we didn’t expect from this administration. Politicians, regulators, investors and campaigners have been swift to show their … Continued

Tiny Phones and Big Problems

The word ‘crisis’ is overused when it comes to prisons. But there can be no doubt that both prisons and probation are in the sorriest state we have seen in several decades. In 2016, the Chief Inspector of Prisons used his annual report to describe a system where “too many of our prisons had become … Continued

Volteface Publish Their First Journal – ‘Plotting Change’

Volteface publish Plotting Change, a journal bringing together a series of reports we published since we launched in 2016. The reports examine contemporary global drug policy innovation, the impact of drugs on prison life, the consequences of the rise in cannabis potency, the potential for creating legal online cannabis markets and the effectiveness of current … Continued

Volteface Publishes First Academic Paper

Abstract Cannabis treatment entries rose significantly from 2004/2005 to 2013/2014, but there has been limited investigation into why this increase has occurred. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the plausibility of different explanations within the English context and identifies gaps in the literature. Explanations have been categorised under: misreporting, increased probability of entering … Continued