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

First Wednesday Launch European Medical Cannabis Ecosystem

  First Wednesdays, the network for entrepreneurs and investors in the European cannabis sector, today launched their much vaunted ‘European medical cannabis ecosystem’ providing expert insights and detailing marked developments into the European cannabis sector over the past decade.  The report makes for positive reading for anyone interested in the developments of the medical cannabis … Continued

European Cannabis Advocacy Network (ECAN)

  Volteface is delighted to announce that the European Cannabis Advocacy Network (ECAN) will launch on November 9th. ECAN is a platform which connects advocacy organisations focused on cannabis reform. The primary purpose of ECAN is to share progress and distribute news across Europe to a wider cannabis network. The network will communicate global cannabis … Continued

Cannabis Down Under: Why New Zealand’s Referendum Could Trigger Reform in Australia

  The preliminary results from New Zealand’s transformative cannabis referendum are set to be released tomorrow. Whether successful or unsuccessful, the impact of such high-profile discussions surrounding cannabis law reform will ripple across the Tasman Sea. Greg Chipp, Managing Director of Drug Policy Australia, calls the referendum a “watershed moment” for cannabis law reform for … Continued

Time for Change: Drug Related Death Stats 2019

  The highest number of drug-related deaths have been recorded in 2019, since records began in 1993, according to the latest Office of National Statistics (ONS) data.  ONS data revealed that there have been 4,393 drug related deaths in England and Wales. A 50% increase since 2010, accounting for 1% of all registered deaths in … Continued