Patient Access

Heroic Hearts Project announces new study with Imperial College London into the physiological and psychological effects of psilocybin on veterans.

The Heroic Hearts Project UK (HHPUK) have this week announced a world-first observational study on the psychological and physiological effects of psilocybin on veterans with traumatic brain injury. HHPUK will partner with Imperial College London to provide veterans with a unique legal pathway to psychedelic-assisted therapy through a retreat in the Netherlands from August 2021; … Continued

I am Billy Campaign Launches: Charlotte Caldwell Calls for Study to Break “Medical Cannabis Deadlock”

  This week Charlotte Caldwell, mother of Billy – the boy who changed the law, announced the launch of the I am Billy campaign. This groundbreaking campaign is asking for the Government’s support in taking crucial steps towards improving patients’ access to cannabis medicines prescribed by the NHS. Following the success of previous campaigning efforts … Continued


Multimedia

All Good Points: Stealth Legalisation

  In another busy week for cannabis reformers, George and Paul discuss a shift how cannabis reform is creeping up in the UK, but not in the ways that has been expected. Watch to find out more! All Good Points is a weekly round up show, co-hosted by Hanway Associates and Volteface.

All Good Points – CannaStop 15/2/2021

  In another busy week for cannabis Paul & George discuss all the major talking points including: Kanabo & MGC Pharma make history Cannabis stocks fluctuate wildly US Launch Cannabis Council Much, much more  

All Good Points – Xmas Special

    The All Good Points hosts Paul & George wrap up 2020 with our final episode of the year. On the agenda is: encouraging news for patients in Ireland, an enormous cannabis company merger in Canada, potential Bermudan reform & much, much more! Check it out – like, subscribe and comment! If you think … Continued


Medical & CBD

Third landmark ruling for Belgian Cannabis Social Club

  On Wednesday the 24th of February, eleven ex-members of former Antwerp Cannabis Social Club “Trekt Uw Plant” were found guilty of cannabis cultivation and sale, but without receiving a punishment. In June 2019, the tribunal of first instance still ruled guilty with suspended prison sentences up to 20 months and the confiscation of thousands … Continued

New Leaf Opportunities: Leading CBD Company Ciitech Join Campaign

  The New Leaf Opportunities campaign has today made two major announcements including news that CBD company Ciitech has joined the campaign as a partner.  The company joins the campaign alongside current partners Volteface, Ince, Kanabo, Spinnaker Opportunities & Hanway Associates.  CiiTECH is a cannabis company that focuses on discovering, developing and commercialising cannabis products … Continued

Editorial – New Leaf Opportunity: Beyond Brexit, Countering Covid

  Volteface is pleased to announce the launch of ‘New Leaf Opportunity’, a campaign focusing on the economic benefits, innovations and investment opportunities that medical cannabis and CBD can bring to the UK in 2021. This campaign is spearheaded by Volteface, featuring innovative medical cannabis company Kanabo, investment group Spinnaker Opportunities, legal firm Ince and … Continued


Hemp Reform

Pleasant Lands: Policy Oversight Forcing British Farmers to “Burn” Hundreds of Millions Worth of CBD

  Pleasant Lands is available now, via this link.  A new report coordinated by third sector drug policy reform organisation Volteface has today been released, promising a solution to ‘draconian, pointless’ hemp legislation. The report has been written with leading licensing barrister of Francis Taylor Gary Grant, leading cannabis solicitor, Rob Jappie of Ince, and … Continued

Exploring the Environmental Benefits of Hemp

  Industrial hemp is an incredibly sustainable and versatile crop that is able to produce a range of products. These include: textile, paper, ropes, insulation material, fibre boards, bioplastics, compost, animal bedding, fuel, paint, feed, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and medicinal preparations. The crop also possesses a range of environmental benefits. So, what are they?   … Continued


General Advocacy

Stop the Deaths: Drug Related Deaths In Scotland

  The Scottish government has announced that they will be introducing Drug Consumption Rooms in an attempt to get to grips with the ongoing drug crisis in Scotland. This announcement comes shortly after the latest statistics reveal a record number of drug related deaths, the highest since records began, with a 5% increase in DRDs … Continued

Opinion: Psychedelic Decriminalisation Only Scratches the Surface

Decriminalising psychedelic drugs is undoubtedly an important step for social justice. However, there is a much larger issue that needs to be addressed for the psychedelic movement. To see real and widespread change, psychedelic drugs must be accepted in the mainstream medical framework with regulatory clarity setting out a structured pathway. Decriminalisation is necessary but … Continued


Cannabis 2.0

Opinion: Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics Ban Demonstrates There is Still Work to be Done to Change Public Opinion on Cannabis Usage

When discussing cannabis reform, it’s often in relation to the immediate spheres of society, where prohibition has taken priority over harm reduction, and consumers are at immediate risk of harms perpetuated by existing policy. Undoubtedly this is an important focal point, especially in the UK where we still have some way to go with respect … Continued

Volteface Interview: The High Minds Brand with Danielle Morgan

Cannabis is being progressively recontextualised through innovative design solutions, helping to clean up the heavily stigmatised image of the plant. Volteface’s Katya Kowalski interviewed Danielle Morgan, founder of High Minds, a newly launched Irish cannabis lifestyle brand and online store.  What got you interested in the cannabis space in the first place? I was brought … Continued

The Move Toward Craft Cannabis

  With the legal adult-use cannabis industry continuing to expand across North America, speciality brands have begun to emerge.  As the sector becomes increasingly mainstream, could craft cannabis be the way forward for diversifying and innovating the space? Craft cannabis embodies uniqueness by being grown in small batches, cultivating unique flavours. Products are created with … Continued