The legal cannabis industry will have to develop scientific research and evidence based growth methods and technology if it is to succeed against the secretive illicit industry.
There's a strong case for governments to allow cannabis producers to brand their products via packaging and advertising like any other product. It could boost quality and consumer satisfaction.
Parents can help protect their kids from cannabis abuse by openly discussing the health risks, the pleasures and the responsible ways to use the drug.
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
Harnessing the medicinal benefit of the body’s own cannabis-like substances may provide an alternative to medicinal marijuana.
As Canada moves towards legalization of cannabis in 2018, there is growing evidence of the drug's potential to treat opioid addiction itself, as well as the chronic pain that often drives it.
If South Africa's argument in court is that marijuana causes harm, it deserves to lose. The real question it should ask is whether criminal prohibition is the effective way forward.
Anabolic steroids and nitrous oxide are on the up and up.
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
The federal government outlaws marijuana, but many states are legalizing it. Coupled with the growing number of cannabis-related patents, the potential for court battles is dizzying.
The figures don't really add up.
European tokers are still smoking cannabis mixed with tobacco while Americans have shifted to vaping. It's time for Europe to catch up.
Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.
So far, only a few patients have been able to obtain lawful medicinal cannabis, and only after a long and difficult struggle.
Smoking cannabis can cause addition, impaired memory and even psychosis.
Edible marijuana, especially in forms that are appealing to young people, is problematic. Here are things to consider to keep kids safe.
Understanding which groups of children are more likely to smoke cannabis in late adolescence raises interesting questions.
Drug use is down – but that's a long way from the whole story.