False info facts about cannabis you always probably thought were true

From Reefer Madness to legality, the perception of marijuana has changed drastically over many years. With the seemingly unstoppable march toward nationwide decriminalization and legalization moving along steadily, there’s a lot of false information floating around about everyone’s favorite Mary Jane, whether you pass on grass or are a seasoned weed user. False: Marijuana screws with your brain, makes you crazy, and causes lung cancer If you use cannabis, you’re running the risk forgetting everything […]

Green Political Party Australia wants to legalize cannabis for all adults nationwide

The Greens will become the first political party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from Health Minister Greg Hunt, who says the substance is a gateway drug. The Greens will become the first party with seats in Parliament to call for full cannabis legalisation in Australia, despite criticism from the country’s top medical bodies. Greens leader Richard Di Natale said the “war on drugs has failed” and […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police to kill eldest son if hard drugs involvement ‘rumours’ are true

Bangkok: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he has ordered police to kill his eldest son if they can prove he is involved in smuggling or drug trafficking. “My orders are to kill you if you are caught, and I will protect the police who kill you,” Mr Duterte said he told his 42-year-old son Paolo Duterte, the vice mayor of the family’s southern home city of Davao. Paolo, who is known as Pulong, was accused of […]


WHEN Michael was 19 and struggling to cope with the sudden death of his sister, he tried everything. His life had unravelled and he couldn’t cop the pain and guilt, so he turned to drugs to help sedate him. Alcohol, cannabis, speed, even ice, but nothing was strong enough. It wasn’t until he took the leap to ingest what was, as it is for so many, the last drug he would try — heroin. “The […]

Australian Senators give medical marijuana the green light

Medical marijuana poised to become boom local industry Bipartisan political support for medicinal cannabis no guarantee for patients Legalising medical marijuana does not increase teen use: study Senators from across the political divide will endorse a bill to legalise medical marijuana despite warnings it could create a regulatory nightmare. Fairfax Media can reveal that a committee made up of Coalition, Labor and crossbench senators will strongly recommend that Parliament pass a cross-party bill to set up […]

Marijuana kills cancer cells, confirms US government

This plant could potentially save lives (Picture: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file) Marijuana can kill cancer cells, the US government has confirmed. It is believed that the drug – which is legal in a number of American states – can also shrink some of the most serious types of brain tumours. The research was carried out by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is funded by the federal government. Part of a NIDA publication reads: ‘Recent animal […]

Australia NSW cannabis trial: terminally ill adults and children with epilepsy to take part

Children with severe epilepsy, terminally ill adults and those undergoing chemotherapy in NSW could get to trial cannabis to ease their symptoms. About $9m will be spent on at least three trials, some of which will be held at the Children’s hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s hospital. The NSW government says if it cannot source medical-grade cannabis from overseas, it is prepared to look at growing it here. “The government will assume responsibility for […]

Former MP in Australia backs medicinal marijuana use

FORMER Member for Hinkler Paul Neville has given evidence before a Senate committee backing the legalisation of medicinal cannabis. The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee was taking evidence on the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014. Mr Neville’s granddaughter, Ava, has a condition called tuberous sclerosis, which means she has benign tumours throughout her body. Mr Neville said on Wednesday his daughter-in-law Joelle had managed to get hold of a small bottle of cannabis […]

Medicinal cannabis: study finds Australians suffering chronic pain get more relief from cannabis than conventional medicines

The study found nearly 13 per cent of 1500 chronic pain patients had used cannabis in the past year despite being prescribed opioids. Photo: Rob Homer Australians suffering from chronic pain may get more relief from their symptoms using cannabis than they do from some conventional medications, researchers have found. A large study of people suffering from chronic problems such as back pain, migraine and arthritis has discovered many are turning to cannabis to relieve […]


In Afghanistan, Democracy and Opium Production Go Hand-In-Hand Afghanistan’s presidential elections may have caused an increase in poppy cultivation. A couple weeks ago, we discussed the recent data from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which showed that Afghanistan’s chronic problem with poppy cultivation showed no signs of abating. In fact, the latest figures show that poppy cultivation, as measured by total area used to farm the crop, reached an all-time high in […]

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