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

DCMS Report “The Future of Festivals” Backs Drug Checking

  The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons recently released their report, ‘The future of UK music festivals’. The report’s official recommendations describe the necessity of the legal recognition and expansion of drug-checking services, outlining several positive key steps toward the development of a “dedicated legal framework for drug checking … Continued

Tara O’Reilly joins the Volteface team

Volteface is delighted to welcome Tara O’Reilly as Head of Public Affairs to the team. Tara brings an exceptional amount of experience from her variety of roles in Westminster: from working closely with Sadiq Khan during his successful 2016 mayoral campaign to managing an influential lobby of over 90 MP’s in parliament. Tara will be focused … Continued

I am Billy Campaign Launches: Charlotte Caldwell Calls for Study to Break “Medical Cannabis Deadlock”

  This week Charlotte Caldwell, mother of Billy – the boy who changed the law, announced the launch of the I am Billy campaign. This groundbreaking campaign is asking for the Government’s support in taking crucial steps towards improving patients’ access to cannabis medicines prescribed by the NHS. Following the success of previous campaigning efforts … Continued

The Move Toward Craft Cannabis

  With the legal adult-use cannabis industry continuing to expand across North America, speciality brands have begun to emerge.  As the sector becomes increasingly mainstream, could craft cannabis be the way forward for diversifying and innovating the space? Craft cannabis embodies uniqueness by being grown in small batches, cultivating unique flavours. Products are created with … Continued

Pleasant Lands: Policy Oversight Forcing British Farmers to “Burn” Hundreds of Millions Worth of CBD

  Pleasant Lands is available now, via this link.  A new report coordinated by third sector drug policy reform organisation Volteface has today been released, promising a solution to ‘draconian, pointless’ hemp legislation. The report has been written with leading licensing barrister of Francis Taylor Gary Grant, leading cannabis solicitor, Rob Jappie of Ince, and … Continued

Cannabis Reform in Malta with Andrew Bonello

This year the Maltese government announced that reforms would take place to permit the personal cultivation of up to 4 cannabis plants. This Thursday (22nd of April) ECAN are holding an event with reLeaf to discuss human rights, cannabis consumption and cultivation, and this exciting prospect of national policy reform in Malta.  “The publication of … Continued

Opinion: Is the psychedelic movement elitist?

  There is no doubt that psychedelics hold incredible healing potential to treat mental illnesses. Their ability is so great, claims circulate that they can ‘cure’ conditions, a term almost unheard of in psychiatry. The psychedelic movement has highlighted the vast benefits of these currently controlled substances, helping to liberalise and destigmatise them. It has … Continued