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

The Volteface Interview with Antony Loewenstein: ‘Pills, Powder and Smoke’

  Five years ago, Jerusalem-based, Australian investigative journalist, author and film-maker Antony Loewenstein turned his attention from Disaster Capitalism, his book and film, to the war on drugs. In his new book, Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs, he investigates the consequences of politically manufactured conflict at front lines across the … Continued

‘Chicken shops and McDonald’s have become the new youth centres’: Why are young people using and selling cannabis?

In September, Volteface published its seminal report The Children’s Inquiry examining how effectively the UK’s cannabis policies are safeguarding young people. The report was a wide-ranging examination of how easily young people are able to obtain cannabis and the type of cannabis they are using, the repercussions of this for their wellbeing and the support … Continued