Legal cannabis use rose in Europe during the pandemic.
Holiday destinations are creating cannabis-related events and activities to capture a new travel trend.
Hemp plants growing on a farm in Colorado.
In the first published survey of users of the hemp-derived compound, respondents highlight some important therapeutic effects.
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.
Much of what is known about the health effects of cannabis legalization in Canada is based on outdated and often irrelevant data.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.
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.
People gather in Trinity Bellwoods park for a weed bubble blowing event in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2018, the day cannabis became legal in Canada.
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If the goal of cannabis legalization was to protect public health and safety, education and awareness campaigns must normalize safe cannabis use, not stop cannabis consumption.
A lone cyclist rides past the University of Toronto campus during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on June 10, 2020.
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University students had high rates of mental health issues before the pandemic. The additional stressors of COVID-19 and social isolation will make them even more vulnerable over the winter.
New Zealand will hold the world’s first national referendum on legalising recreational use of cannabis in September. It must learn from mistakes in implementing earlier drug law reforms.
Young New Zealanders are less likely to use cannabis than their 1990s counterparts. But if New Zealand decides to legalise recreational use, teens will have easier access.
Alcohol companies are part owners of cannabis production overseas already, and they have the resources to influence policy development.
The draft New Zealand cannabis law proposes a ban on advertising, but includes no reference to marketing via social media, where most alcohol marketing now takes place.
NICE has concluded that more research is needed before it can recommend the use of cannabis based products for medicinal use.
Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31.
What will the new legislation mean for cannabis users in the ACT? And will other jurisdictions follow?
Evidence suggests that Muslim men in France have been disproportionately arrested and jailed for cannabis-related crimes since the drug became illegal in 1970.
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.
A man celebrates the landmark marijuana ruling.
The Constitutional Court judgment is to be applauded for doing away with the assumption that marijuana use by adults in private is always wrong.
Cannabis, medical marijuana and CBD oil explained.
Cannabis use can impair driving.
More places, including Canada, are legalizing cannabis, but how do we figure out when it’s no longer safe to drive?
Many of the harms associated with cannabis use are to do with its illegality.
There are health risks associated with cannabis use, but there’s no evidence use will increase if it’s legalised.