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

New Leaf Opportunities: Leading CBD Company Ciitech Join Campaign

  The New Leaf Opportunities campaign has today made two major announcements including news that CBD company Ciitech has joined the campaign as a partner.  The company joins the campaign alongside current partners Volteface, Ince, Kanabo, Spinnaker Opportunities & Hanway Associates.  CiiTECH is a cannabis company that focuses on discovering, developing and commercialising cannabis products … Continued

Vaccine Woman and Naloxone Man join forces: How the third sector could play a critical role in the vaccine rollout

  The new, more dangerous strain of COVID 19 has raised pressures facing substance misuse services to an all-time high. As more community workers contract the virus, and their close contacts and colleagues are forced to self-isolate, concern is growing for the welfare of service users and the challenges ahead. Martin Blakebrough, CEO at Kaleidoscope, … Continued

Opinion: We Need To Talk About Comedowns

  Our understanding of how psychoactive substances affect us has been largely based on researching their intoxicating effects. But what about the after effects? I’m talking about the comedowns, the hangovers, the withdrawals. This might be a more important research focus, to better understand the nature of addiction and what drives individuals to use substances … Continued

Democrats Take the Senate: What Now for Cannabis?

  Today both Democrat candidates in the Georgian Senate runoff won their battles against their Republican counterparts, meaning that for the first time since 2006, the Democrats have control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate – a monumental feat, but what does this mean for cannabis? US States have been passing legalisation … Continued

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

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

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

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