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.
There is no evidence yet that cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating heroin addiction, despite news headlines claiming this.
The new cannabis amnesty law, C-93 is seen as a step in the right direction, yet many feel frustrated by this bare-minimum approach.
To deliver good-quality cannabis, producers must simultaneously aim for both careful science and carefree highs.
One in ten cannabis users are dependent on the drug, according to some estimates.
Cannabis edibles will be legal in October. But the regulations set by Ottawa on cannabis edibles are confusing to retailers, making it difficult for Canada to lead the way for other countries.
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
Federal officials have repeatedly claimed cannabis supplies are sufficient. But their own data suggest otherwise.
With cannabis, governments must balance taxing legal sales versus competing with illegal ones.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant's uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
Government data outline what’s popular with Canadian cannabis shoppers. Among other things, they prefer smoke-able cannabis, high-quality products and in-store shopping.
It can be really tricky to know what to do when someone you care about starts using drugs. Raising the issue and listening without judgement is a good place to start.
Pets are vulnerable to cannabis toxicity - by ingesting cannabis products and also by inhaling second hand smoke. In some cases this can be lethal.