Cannabis growers in the capital report many obstacles, from laws banning the purchase of seeds and artificial lights to the lack of information on growing conditions.
Cannabis smoke shares many of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke.
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Clinical trials have demonstrated the health benefits of cannabis for certain conditions, but many aren’t testing smoked or vaped forms. Research on cannabis smoke is raising concerns.
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Contrary to popular views, it was not just uneducated and socially deviant individuals who were engaged in cannabis farming or trade.
People for millennia have used what grows around them as medicine.
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An anthropology course explores how peoples and cultures around the world use nature-based medicines to heal.
The government has an obligation to ensure that information about the health risks of cannabis use is as equally accessible to the public as cannabis products have become.
Potential long-term, serious consequences of cannabis use include severe cyclical vomiting and a form of cardiomyopathy sometimes called ‘broken heart syndrome.’
University students are particularly at high risk of depression. One global study suggests 21% of students have major depressive disorder.
Thousands of cannabis-derived products are now on the market.
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Researchers are working to determine how and which cannabis products can help those suffering from chronic pain or serious illness. But science is having a hard time keeping up with the booming market.
Cannabis for medical purposes.
Malaysia and Indonesia have been considering whether to follow Thailand in legalizing the use of cannabis, particularly for medical purposes. But another country could serve as a better example.
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The industry has the potential to create jobs, alleviate poverty and help reduce the extreme inequality in South Africa
Marijuana use by the mother can affect a baby’s brain development.
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Studies show that smoking marijuana during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, lower birth weight and psychological problems in the newborn.
South Africa’s governing ANC has continued the anti-cannabis repression inherited from apartheid.
A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
Brittney Griner on the plane after being released.
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When it comes to prisoner swaps it matters if an individual is guilty of committing the crime or whether there has been a miscarriage of justice. And this is where the Griner case gets tricky.
Many people use cannabis to manage pain.
Our study also examined the way media coverage may affect a patient’s expectations of cannabis in treating pain.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a ‘high.’
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Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
A new partnership between Uber and Leafly allows users to order cannabis for delivery using the popular Uber Eats app.
A third platform for ordering cannabis in Ontario provides little to no benefit to consumers or retailers.
Four years ago, the Canadian government passed The Cannabis Act that legalized recreational cannabis.
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Provincial governments should follow the federal government’s lead by revisiting their cannabis policies to improve them.
Research has long shown that criminalising otherwise law-abiding citizens for their drug use is no deterrent. It only damages their life chances, in a discriminatory fashion.
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Mental Health and Addictions Minister and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett and MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (right) listen as Morris Rosenberg, chair of the independent review board on the impact of legalization of cannabis, speaks at a news conference in Ottawa on Sept. 22.
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Health repercussions — including large increases in child cannabis poisonings — must outweigh industry calls to roll back cannabis regulations in the federal review of the impact of legalization.
Cannabis consumption erodes mental well-being and has adverse effects on school, work, and social life.
Some people take the new drugs to prolong sex.
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People in Nigeria are creating new drugs either because they can’t afford more traditional narcotics, because they’re not controlled or because they’re strong.