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

Stop the Deaths: Drug Related Deaths In Scotland

  The Scottish government has announced that they will be introducing Drug Consumption Rooms in an attempt to get to grips with the ongoing drug crisis in Scotland. This announcement comes shortly after the latest statistics reveal a record number of drug related deaths, the highest since records began, with a 5% increase in DRDs … Continued

Strengthening the European Psychedelic Ecosystem: Partnership Between Octarine Bio and Clerkenwell Health

  The announcement of a partnership between Clerkenwell Health and Octarine Bio signals a momentous time for the growth and development of the European psychedelic ecosystem. This exciting partnership between these innovative startups aims to advance patient access to psychedelic treatments in Europe, and improve the quality of the psychedelic medicines produced in Europe.  Clerkenwell Health … Continued

Opinion: Why the Cannabis Sector Needs Feminising

We know a lot about cannabis. Anecdotally, through academic studies, and even Seth Rogen & Snoop Dogg’s twitter accounts. However, women’s relationship to and use patterns with cannabis are rarely discussed.  Women’s pain is internal and inherent. We are directed as a first port of call toward medicines that carry risks of blood clots higher … Continued

Opinion: Psychedelic Decriminalisation Only Scratches the Surface

Decriminalising psychedelic drugs is undoubtedly an important step for social justice. However, there is a much larger issue that needs to be addressed for the psychedelic movement. To see real and widespread change, psychedelic drugs must be accepted in the mainstream medical framework with regulatory clarity setting out a structured pathway. Decriminalisation is necessary but … Continued

The Response to Dame Black’s Review Misses the Mark

The government last week released their official response to Dame Carol Black’s Independent Review of Drugs parts one and two, a disappointing culmination of the insightful work of Dame Black on the matter since February 2019.  The response by Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Home Secretary Priti Patel, and Sponsor Minister for Combating Drug Misuse Kit … Continued