The Volteface Podcast

The Volteface Podcast#8 with Orson Boon: Psychedelics & Therapeutic Tripping

  On this month’s edition of the Volteface Podcast, Paul North catches up with cannabis culture veteran & positive thinker Orson Boon. Up for discussion is the effects of psychedelics with the pair considering potential therapeutic benefits of certain psychedelic drugs. Orson talks through his personal experience of using psychedelics to treat anxiety and discusses the marked … Continued


Policy & Politics

Volteface Submission to the Health and Social Care Committee

  Today from 4pm, the Health and Social Care Committee will hear the first round of evidence into their inquiry regarding current drugs policy. Click the LINK to read our submission to the inquiry. Scope of the inquiry Terms of Reference The Committee is seeking written submissions on the health consequences of illicit drugs policy … Continued

Volteface Publish New Report ‘Making the Grade’ in Partnership with Mentor

  Volteface has today released its most recent report titled ‘Making the Grade: School prevention, identification and responses to drug-related harm’, written in partnership with the UK‘s leading prevention charity, Mentor. The report considers how the UK’s education system responds to drugs by examining the approaches taken to preventing, identifying and responding to illegal drug use and … Continued


Health & Science

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


Families & Education

What Does a Good Drug Education Programme Look Like?

It is clear from numerous reports that drug education in the UK is not up to scratch. Children are supposed to be learning about drugs and alcohol in a subject called Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE), but currently there is a vague curriculum with lots of freedom given to schools. This means that … Continued


Business & Profit

B.C. Bud Rules

Other Canadian provinces have already announced how they intend to regulate the sale of non-medical cannabis, but the industry has been holding out for British Columbia – the home of B.C. Bud – with high hopes that the province would adopt a progressive model that would galvanise the sector and cement its cultural dominance of … Continued

What CannaTech London Means for Medical Cannabis in the UK

Last month, London played host to one of the biggest European cannabis business events of the year. In the spacious loft of the Old Truman Brewery just off Brick Lane in east London, CannaTech felt like another world. CannaTech, an Israel-based business conference run by iCan, aims to drive the development of the nascent medical cannabis … Continued


Arts & Culture

Frontline Security Enter the Drug Debate

  A new, comprehensive guide has emerged from Working the Doors providing a macro-look at drugs and drug taking. Rather than beating the tired ‘zero tolerance’ drum echoed from many corners of night-time security (which refuses to acknowledge that drug taking in public spaces, such as nightclubs, DOES exist), Steve Johnson recognises the issues in this … Continued

Ian Marchant Talks Music, Drugs, And Politics

Last week Volteface met the writer, academic and raconteur Ian Marchant. Marchant’s new book A Hero for High Times is an elegy for wild times, a revolution that never quite occurred and a culture now half forgotten. Listen to him talk music, drugs and politics with our Director Steve Moore.