Celebrations after court rules that the personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
A man celebrates the landmark marijuana ruling.
The Constitutional Court judgment is to be applauded for doing away with the assumption that marijuana use by adults in private is always wrong.
This photo provided by New York Police Department shows packets of synthetic marijuana seized after a search warrant was served at a newsstand in Brooklyn, New York.
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Synthetic cannabinoids are laboratory-synthesized versions of THC – the active molecule in marijuana. But these copy-cat drugs which can sicken and kill are far more dangerous and unpredictable.
The Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) of Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia unanimously voted on March 5, 2018 to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus — for health and safety reasons.
In advance of marijuana legalization in Canada, one university in British Columbia has taken a firm stance, banning all smoking of cannabis products on campus.
Medical cannabis in the UK? Don’t hold your breath.
Actors Luana Anders and Peter Fonda smoking a joint in a scene from the 1969 film ‘Easy Rider,’ a countercultural movie that influenced drug use by baby boomers in the 1960s.
Canada will soon legalize marijuana. For aging baby boomers, the move is a culmination of a cultural phenomenon that started in the 1960s.
No one really knows for certain what the market potential is for cannabis, much less for edibles, but growth opportunities are palatable.
Cannabis-infused food products could shake up the food industry.
Workers produce medical marijuana at Canopy Growth Corporation’s Tweed facility in Smiths Falls, Ont., in February 2018. The company wants a a “greenhouse outlet” to sell its products.
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Provincially owned cannabis retailers have a lot to do before cannabis goes on sale in Canada on Oct 17.
Australian cannabis laws struggle to keep up with the public’s progressive stance.
Australian laws are less progressive than the Australian public's attitude to cannabis in term of decriminalisation, access to medicinal marijuana, and to some extent, full legislation.
Cannabis use can impair driving.
More places, including Canada, are legalizing cannabis, but how do we figure out when it's no longer safe to drive?
With the legalization of cannabis in Canada just around the corner, there’s still too much panic over drug education. There’s no need to rush awareness campaigns in advance of legalization; it’s better to start doing them right.
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When it comes to cannabis legalization, we don’t need more education, we need to do education better.
Only certain compounds in cannabis are at fault.
Cannabis use is linked to psychosis, but only a small number of users will experience it.
Small vials of CBD, which some believe could be a cure for many ailments.
A drug made from a molecule produced from cannabis gained unanimous approval from an FDA panel. But the molecule, CBD, is decidedly different from some other ingredients in cannabis: It doesn't result in a high.
Pharmacy or marijuana dispensary?
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Marijuana has a rich linguistic tradition. But drive by dispensaries like 'Advanced Medical Alternatives' or 'Alameda Wellness Center,' and you might think you’re passing the office of a physical therapist.
A woman lights up at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., last year on April 20. A new Calgary bylaw, meantime, bans the public consumption of cannabis and restricts people to smoking weed only at home, unfairly affecting those who rent.
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A new Calgary bylaw prevents people from smoking weed in public; only homeowners can spark up on their private property. Here's why that unfairly targets and penalizes racial minorities.
Marijuana varieties on display in a California dispensary.
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Medical marijuana? Recreational marijuana? Both or neither? Here's a quick guide to the topsy-turvy landscape for marijuana regulation in the US.
Canada is on track to legalize marijuana on July 1. But why was it criminalized in the first place?
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Canada is legalizing marijuana on July 1. But how the drug became criminalized in the first place is an interesting saga that involves anti-Chinese racism and international influence.
The first UK survey of cannabis potency in ten years finds that skunk now dominates the market, while hashish has all but disappeared.
Customers lining up to legally buy recreational marijuana in West Hollywood, Calif.
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The attorney general's memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
A 2015 study from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse describes youth perceiving marijuana as “relatively harmless” and “not as dangerous as drinking and driving.”
Provincial policies to implement the legal consumption of marijuana are unlikely to protect children and youth. High school teachers and parents will be on the front line.