Patient Access

UN Vote: Cannabis is Officially a Medicine

  Yesterday, history was made with the UN reclassifying cannabis. This removes cannabis from the list of most dangerous narcotics, recognising its medical value. The decision was voted on by the Commission for Narcotic Drugs. A series of recommendations on reclassifying cannabis were considered, the key being the removal of it from Schedule IV of … Continued

Cancard Scheme Launches: What you Need to Know

  There are estimated to be 1.4 million patients in the UK who are eligible for a medical cannabis prescription. However, 73% of these patients are unable to afford one. As it stands there is a risk that patients who are experiencing difficulties in accessing medical cannabis could be criminalised. Today the Cancard scheme has … Continued


Multimedia

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

All Good Points: Wildest Story of 2020

  In another busy week for cannabis reformers, this episode of All Good Points covers a range of topics including: The MORE Act passing in the US: big news or just symbolic? Cancard update! Should the UK legalise cannabis to help erase Covid debt? Who won the Dutch tenders? Celebrity watch! Is Scotland a good country … Continued


Medical & CBD

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


General Advocacy

What Does 2021 Hold for Volteface?

  2021 undoubtedly holds exciting opportunities for cannabis reform. The last few months of 2020 have been promising for global reform, as we’ve witnessed a shift toward evidence over ideology. Despite some good news, the work is far from done. We will continue to advocate for evidence-based drug policy through highlighting the economic, social and … Continued

We Need to Talk About People, Dancefloors and Drugs

  People, dancefloors and drugs have always been connected. Plants with psychoactive properties and fermented fruits have been used during rituals for centuries. With time and scientific discoveries, substances may have changed. In parallel, contemporary dancefloors are increasingly commercially exploited, and their origins forgotten, in our expansion and consumption-based economies. Yet the relationship between dancefloors … Continued

Cannabis Reform in Spain

  The first public event for the European Cannabis Advocacy Network will take place on the 17th of December, which will be focusing on cannabis reform in Ireland and Spain. Each month we will be inviting advocates from two European countries to discuss the current state of cannabis reform in their country, and shine a … Continued


Cannabis 2.0

2020 European Cannabis, Wrapped

  Despite a year of mixed blessings, there have been significant positive developments in the Cannabis world, paving a promising if bumpy road ahead for 2021 What has happened this year for cannabis in Europe? Have we successfully rebranded cannabis? How has Covid-19 impacted reform and what must we do going forward in 2021? On … Continued

Opinion: Stop Calling it Recreational Use

  Oftentimes we are keen to distinguish between medical and recreational cannabis use. But does this distinction do more harm than good for advancing recreational reform? Many assume that this distinction is an important one, but is it? By no means should the medicinal properties that cannabis possesses for treating a range of health conditions … Continued

Culture: The Re-branding of Cannabis in the Music Industry

  Views on the normalisation of cannabis in society is firmly dependent on social interactions, who you are talking to, and their relationship with it. There will be some in society that rarely encounter cannabis or those who use it, and are unlikely to perceive cannabis as an element of mainstream British culture. On the other … Continued