A South African Olympic silver medallist achieved something remarkable, especially after testing positive for methamphetamine use in 2012. But care needs to be taken in how this narrative is framed.
147m people used the drug last year. We need to know much more about it.
Awareness of social factors, such as society's perpetuation of masculinity, are critical to understanding the interconnections between trauma, disadvantage and substance abuse in young men.
Legal highs are now illegal in the the UK but why has it taken so long for the law to be changed?
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
The consumption of homegrown cannabis has risen sharply over the past decade.
Liberal Democrat Senator David Leyonhjelm told parliament that of the $1.5 billion spent annually on drug law enforcement, 70% is attributable to cannabis. Are those numbers correct?
With legislation for medicinal cannabis having been passed by the federal parliament, what do we do now about drug-driving laws?
The potential harms associated with using cannabis depend, above all others, on two things: the age at which you first begin to use cannabis and the frequency, dose and duration of use.
A 400-year-old poem offers yet more evidence to suggest that William Shakespeare may have found at least some of his inspiration in cannabis.
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug with more than 181 million consumers worldwide, three quarters of whom are men. Why do men and women use cannabis?
More men suffer psychosis, and there are a few reasons that may explain it.
South African forensics may provide clues to the 400-year-old mystery of what was smoked in pipes found in Shakespeare's garden.
Smoking and mental health problems go hand in hand but it's not an easy relationship to untangle.
For over 500 years, the drug has been associated with racism and poverty.
The three Cs that have caused much controversy in research: cancer, cannabis and cannabinoids.
The legislative changes poised to increase the availability of cannabis are outpacing our understanding of the impact that the drug has on the brain.
Queenslanders and Victorians with particular chronic illnesses will be eligible to join New South Wales medicinal cannabis trials, due to start mid next year.
Our drugs policy expert sheds some light on the Liberal Democrats' radical new proposals.
People with bipolar use more cannabis than others with mental health problems, but what do they think about its effects?