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

New Justice Secretary, Same Problems

I welcome the emphatic departure from his predecessor by unreservedly defending the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary. If Lidington is to succeed, with the odds stacked against him, he must work hard to reverse the groundswell of distain for this government by the judiciary and others working in our once-renowned justice … Continued

Honouring colleagues who have passed away

Dear Drug Policy Reform colleagues: As you may remember DPA produced a brief, well-received “in memoriam” presentation during 2015 REFORM conference, to honour colleagues who had passed away in the preceding two years. This emotional tribute honoured drug policy reformers from all walks of life – activists, harm reduction workers, board members, scholars, elected and … Continued

Ontario & the Dispensary Hydra

This article originally appeared on Hanway Associates blog. The clock is ticking. Canadian provinces have less than a year in which to decide how, where and by whom cannabis will be sold. Canada’s most populace state, Ontario, has kicked things off with a plan which proposes to limit retail to online sales and 150 liquor … Continued

Prison Reform Needed Now More Than Ever

The Ministry of Justice today released it’s latest Safety in Custody Statistics Bulletin. The key message is clear: those in custody and those working in custodial institutions are not safe. The statistics paint a bleak picture of worryingly unsafe prisons. Assaults have continued to increase, reaching a record high of 26,643 incidents in the 12 … Continued

High Stakes Review #001

Collaboration through honest, open discussion was the order of the day at Volteface’s latest event, High Stakes: Prison Drug Policy Symposium, held at London’s Barbican Centre on Friday May 5. To generate fresh ideas on how to tackle this crisis, High Stakes: Prison Drug Policy Symposium was the first in a series of events as … Continued