Around 35% of Australians have tried marijuana at some point in their life, and 11% have tried ecstasy. Most people who try drugs do so for a short period in their lives – mostly in their 20s.
Catnip can induce changes in cat behavior. An expert argues that giving it to cats raises questions about human power and animal autonomy.
Parents of teens often worry about marijuana use and whether it might lead to other drugs or behavioral problems. A recent study suggests it doesn't, but that there are real dangers to be aware of.
Mexico's new president is backing an initiative to regulate cannabis from seed to smoke. Here's how legalisation would work, and why it's a good proposal.
Research shows that THC and CBD in cannabis have potential to interrupt the vicious cycle of opioid addiction, dependence, withdrawal and relapse.
About two-thirds of Americans now live in states where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, leading some to worry corporate and Wall Street interests will take over the industry.
Two-thirds of all US states now have some kind of legal pot, and support for legalization has never been higher. But ballot initiatives can only take legalization so far, researchers say.
Midterm voters in Utah, Missouri, Michigan and North Dakota will decide whether to join the 31 US states that have some form of legal marijuana. But ballot initiatives can only take pot so far.
In Canada’s newly-legal cannabis market, retailers will face tough competition from the established black market.
Now that cannabis is almost legal in Canada, many are celebrating. Before we forget, we should remember those that have been arrested for previous crimes and push for amnesty.
As marijuana legalization looms and we we contemplate the future of cannabis sales in Canada, there are still lots of questions for both the public and government to consider.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
The Constitutional Court judgment is to be applauded for doing away with the assumption that marijuana use by adults in private is always wrong.
Synthetic cannabinoids are laboratory-synthesized versions of THC – the active molecule in marijuana. But these copy-cat drugs which can sicken and kill are far more dangerous and unpredictable.
In advance of marijuana legalization in Canada, one university in British Columbia has taken a firm stance, banning all smoking of cannabis products on campus.
Medical cannabis in the UK? Don’t hold your breath.
Canada will soon legalize marijuana. For aging baby boomers, the move is a culmination of a cultural phenomenon that started in the 1960s.
Cannabis-infused food products could shake up the food industry.
Provincially owned cannabis retailers have a lot to do before cannabis goes on sale in Canada on Oct 17.
Australian laws are less progressive than the Australian public's attitude to cannabis in term of decriminalisation, access to medicinal marijuana, and to some extent, full legislation.