Volteface TV

The Volteface Podcast #7 – Making the Grade

  This edition of the Volteface podcast is audio recorded from the launch of our most recently released report ‘Making the Grade’, written in partnership with Mentor. In a change from the regular format, this feature is a panelled discussion focussing on drug education in schools. We hear from an ex-PRU student, a PRU headteacher, … Continued

Volteface Podcast #4: Jessica Steinberg – Women in Cannabis

  This month on the Volteface Podcast, our Director of Policy Lizzie McCulloch catches up with Oxford University PhD student, and Co-Founder of entOURage Network, Jessica Steinberg. Liz & Jessica discuss women’s experience of regulated markets, both from the perspective of consumers, professionals and entrepreneurs, before honing in on what is like to be a female cannabis … Continued


Policy & Politics

Volteface Publish New Report ‘Making the Grade’ in Partnership with Mentor

  Volteface has today released its most recent report titled ‘Making the Grade: School prevention, identification and responses to drug-related harm’, written in partnership with the UK‘s leading prevention charity, Mentor. The report considers how the UK’s education system responds to drugs by examining the approaches taken to preventing, identifying and responding to illegal drug use and … Continued

Volteface Issue a Statement on ‘Carly’s Amnesty’

  Sunday, April 14th Volteface would like to clarify comments made in various news outlets today. It has been incorrectly reported that the recently launched initiative, ‘Carly’s Amnesty’, is a Volteface campaign. ‘Carly’s Amnesty’, is actually being supported by the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis, under the leadership of Steve Moore, and is not attached to Volteface. … Continued

Volteface Comment: Why the Right Should Endorse DCRs

  Despite the chaos of Brexit, Westminster support for drug consumption rooms has hit an all time high and, for the first time, the call for reform has come from a centre right think tank, the Adam Smith Institute. Drug consumption rooms (DCRs) operate in 60 cities worldwide and act as professionally supervised healthcare facilities … Continued


Podcast

The Volteface Podcast #7 – Making the Grade

  This edition of the Volteface podcast is audio recorded from the launch of our most recently released report ‘Making the Grade’, written in partnership with Mentor. In a change from the regular format, this feature is a panelled discussion focussing on drug education in schools. We hear from an ex-PRU student, a PRU headteacher, … Continued

Volteface Podcast #4: Jessica Steinberg – Women in Cannabis

  This month on the Volteface Podcast, our Director of Policy Lizzie McCulloch catches up with Oxford University PhD student, and Co-Founder of entOURage Network, Jessica Steinberg. Liz & Jessica discuss women’s experience of regulated markets, both from the perspective of consumers, professionals and entrepreneurs, before honing in on what is like to be a female cannabis … Continued


Health & Science

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


Families & Education

What Does a Good Drug Education Programme Look Like?

It is clear from numerous reports that drug education in the UK is not up to scratch. Children are supposed to be learning about drugs and alcohol in a subject called Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE), but currently there is a vague curriculum with lots of freedom given to schools. This means that … Continued


Business & Profit

B.C. Bud Rules

Other Canadian provinces have already announced how they intend to regulate the sale of non-medical cannabis, but the industry has been holding out for British Columbia – the home of B.C. Bud – with high hopes that the province would adopt a progressive model that would galvanise the sector and cement its cultural dominance of … Continued

What CannaTech London Means for Medical Cannabis in the UK

Last month, London played host to one of the biggest European cannabis business events of the year. In the spacious loft of the Old Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane in east London, CannaTech felt like another world. CannaTech, an Israel-based business conference run by iCan, aims to drive the development of the nascent medical cannabis … Continued


Arts & Culture

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

Ian Marchant Talks Music, Drugs, And Politics

Last week Volteface met the writer, academic and raconteur Ian Marchant. Marchant’s new book A Hero for High Times is an elegy for wild times, a revolution that never quite occurred and a culture now half forgotten. Listen to him talk music, drugs and politics with our Director Steve Moore.