Previous research suggested it was only high frequency use that was linked with schizophrenia.
The recent review found that both high and low frequency cannabis users were six times more likely to develop schizophrenia.
Cannabis use negatively affects performance on driving-related cognitive tasks.
Cannabis use doubles the risk of a fatal or serious-injury car crash, but some people believe it’s safer than alcohol-impaired driving. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis behind the wheel.
Exercise spurs the release of the body’s natural cannabinoids, which have myriad benefits for mental health and stress relief.
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A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
MDMA has therapeutic potential for the treatment of PTSD.
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Some psychedelic drugs – paired with therapy – hold great potential for helping sufferers of PTSD, depression and other mental health disorders.
The TGA gave low-dose cannabis sales without prescription the green light in February. But no product has jumped through all the regulatory hoops to market yet.
Cannabis is a complex plant, ideally labelling of cannabis products should accurately reflect the combinations of psychoactive ingredients present in a strain.
Cannabis labelling is often misleading. Labelling cannabis products with quantities of key compounds will help consumers make informed decisions.
Kenyan police officers display bags of heroin seized in 2011.
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It has long been clear that some countries have drug policies that cause harm and violate human rights.
Much of what is known about the health effects of cannabis legalization in Canada is based on outdated and often irrelevant data.
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The government’s advice to cannabis users is to start low and go slow. Given the potential harms of a rapidly expanding retail market, it should heed its own advice and move slowly on regulatory changes.
People line up to purchase legal cannabis in Calgary, Alta., on Oct. 17, 2018.
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More licensed store openings led to larger legal sales growth but little extra increase in Canadian cannabis user numbers.
Marijuana use among college students during the pandemic reached record highs, data show.
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In their quest to feel high and relax, college students who use marijuana may be setting themselves back, research consistently shows.
Although a recent review found a lack of evidence to support these products, this doesn’t mean cannabis can’t help some people with sleep. We need better research.
A woman marks the first day of legalization of cannabis across Canada as she lights a joint in a Toronto park in October 2018.
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As many as 33 American states and several European countries are looking to legalize recreational cannabis. Canada’s experience has lessons for them about how best to sell cannabis.
The Drug and Substance Checking Bill currently moving through parliament marks another milestone in New Zealand’s shift away from criminalisation and towards harm reduction.
As recreational cannabis use increases, so has the number of calls regarding dogs who have accidentally consumed cannabis products.
Accidental ingestion of drugs can have detrimental effects on dogs’ health. Education and awareness can help protect pets from consuming opioids and cannabis products.
In this November 2019 photo, patrons smoke marijuana at a state-licensed but federally illegal marijuana establishment in Los Angeles.
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U.S. Congress might not pursue full cannabis legalization this year. But it should still provide Americans with some of Canada’s legal clarity.
Decriminalisation of illicit drugs is the natural conclusion to decades of research on drug-related harms.
During the pandemic Americans turned to CBD, which purports to have calming effects.
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Hemp, CBD and marijuana are all forms of cannabis – but they are different in significant ways, from form and legality to their potential uses as treatment for various health conditions.
Mexico’s militarized war on drugs – and, often, drug users – has killed at least 150,000 people over the past 15 years.
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Mexico would not fully legalize cannabis; its new regulation plan makes recreational use legal. However modest, that would be a symbolic milestone for a country immersed in a long, deadly drug war.
Home cultivation of cannabis is increasing in many countries during the pandemic.
Growing cannabis indoors is an energy-intensive process.
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Growing weed indoors is not an environmentally friendly process. Climate controls create a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, and where the pot is produced has a huge influence on emission levels.