Canada's cannabis industry needs to reduce costs and improve quality. That's difficult to do when key government data is unreliable.
If the Tories do go liberal on pot, they should learn the lessons from the regulation of tobacco and alcohol.
There are two histories of dagga in South Africa - the one of criminalising it and the other of the state trying to make money off it.
Opium played a fascinating role in southern African colonial politics, conﬂict and social change - from the poppy fields of Mozambique to the early days of Johannesburg city.
From colonial poppy fields to pharmatrash, southern Africa offers a fascinating history of drug regimes – one that helps us make sense of drug policies and legislation today.
The ACT legislation conflicts with federal laws, which still prohibit the possession of cannabis. It's unclear how police will respond and whether users could still be charged.
Québec government policy is working against the objectives of cannabis legalization.
For some women with endometriosis, surgery and medication just aren't cutting it to alleviate their pain and other symptoms. One in ten turn to cannabis.
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
Cannabis was legalized in Canada one year ago but we know little about the effects of parents using it in front of their children.
After cannabis was legalized in Canada last year, we saw increasing supplies, stores and sales. Next comes edibles, vapes and more emphasis on price and quality.
What will the new legislation mean for cannabis users in the ACT? And will other jurisdictions follow?
After a long prohibition, France is permitting medical cannabis trials. This isn't the first time that France is testing medicinal marijuana – in the 19th century it led the world in this research.
Illegal cannabis products still dominate the market. But a fanciful election promise has become mainstream reality.
We've still got a lot to learn about the long term health effects of vaping. But based on what we know so far, vaping liquids containing oils, and especially cannabis/THC liquids, should be avoided.
Getting hold of illegal drugs is easier than ever, with home deliveries and even loyalty cards.
There's no evidence drug use is a barrier to job seeking. And testing can't distinguish between one off, irregular or regular use.
Muslims make up 9% of France's population and half of all its prisoners – many convicted on drug charges. But social justice isn't part of the country's growing debate on legalization.
To fight the black market, the price of legal cannabis has to be relatively low. But if nothing else is done, the black market will persist.