The James Burton Story: Medical Cannabis in the Netherlands

The start of the controlled cannabis supply chain experiment, where legally produced cannabis will be sold in coffeeshops in ten municipalities, grown by government-designated growers seems to be moving the Netherlands in the direction of cannabis legalisation. What many people don’t know, however, is that medical cannabis has been legal in the Netherlands for a … Continued

How COVID-19 will Affect the Psychedelic Renaissance

  Following the SARS virus outbreak in 2003, various studies detailed increased cases of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. As the outbreak of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a coronavirus similar to SARS, continues to wreak havoc across the planet, an opinion piece in The Sacramento Bee suggests psychedelic therapy as a means to treat emotional … Continued

Opinion: Unfamiliar Ground | Kaleidoscope and COVID-19

  A crisis such as this forces pressing issues to the foreground, issues that governments have long avoided taking sufficient measures to solve. Our under-funded health surface, often cruel welfare system and unacceptable numbers of street homeless are now frighteningly visible to all. But, as the country faces a shutdown unparalleled in living memory, we … Continued

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

Another “Bad Batch”?

Last weekend saw both the start of the UK summer festival season and the abrupt end to one of its festivals – forced to close early due to two drug-related deaths and over 15 hospital admissions. Sadly another two young adults have been added to the growing list of festival drug casualties. This same weekend, … Continued

Drug Consumption Room Conference

On 27 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London (in collaboration with Volteface) held a conference entitled ‘Evidence and Issues concerning Drug Consumption Rooms‘.   Such rooms are designed to be available to vulnerable populations of users, (notably those who use on the streets or in other risky and unhygienic conditions) and they aim … Continued