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.
The attorney general's memo portended an end to a hands-off approach to this enforcement conundrum. It could backfire.
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.
Research from the last few decades suggest marijuana helps more than it harms. But Jeff Sessions' proposed crackdown would take us back nearly a century.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
The promised marijuana legalization date of July 2018 is approaching fast. Many outstanding regulatory issues -- such as online sales and occupational health and safety -- pose urgent challenges.
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.
Hemp seeds are now legal as a food product in Australia. They won't make you high, but they are very nutritious.
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.
Most of the evidence drawn on by critics of the trial comes from places that have implemented such programs. So, have they worked?
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
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.
In an era when opinion often trumps evidence in public health issues, it's time to support and invest in evidence-based medicine to protect the public from dangerous, poorly informed beliefs.
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 Liberal government is on the way to legalizing marijuana. They should keep taxes low to discourage the black market.
Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.