A 1971 law, and the parallel growth of an illegal economy, shaped South Africa’s unique cannabis landscape.
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.
Our study also examined the way media coverage may affect a patient’s expectations of cannabis in treating pain.
Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
A third platform for ordering cannabis in Ontario provides little to no benefit to consumers or retailers.
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.
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.
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.
Drug use among young people continues to fall, but harmful use among a minority continues.
With the dual threats of antibiotic resistance and emerging pandemics, finding new drugs becomes even more urgent. A trove of medicines may be lying under our nose.
In the mid-1800s, France was at the epicenter of the international movement to medicalize hashish, a potent form of cannabis. Now the country’s medical marijuana research is making a comeback.
France may be getting closer to legalizing cannabis. Still, arrests are rising quickly and often target Arab Muslim men.
Holiday destinations are creating cannabis-related events and activities to capture a new travel trend.
Medicinal cannabis products were made legal in New Zealand in 2020. But high costs and widespread reluctance from doctors means many sick people are still accessing cannabis illegally.
Ensuring the participation of ordinary citizens and producers in the industry is the big challenge facing African states.
Does the success of this single issue minor party mean that Australians are finally ready to ‘legalise it’?
Policy-makers and stakeholders in Canada should re-examine CBD policies and ensure they are protecting, rather than confusing, consumers.
Canada is in a position to be a global leader in setting an international precedent for socially responsible and informed policy for cannabis.