- Victorian treasurer expresses support for decriminalising cannabis as senior leaders admit use
Tim Pallas says he personally believes using cannabis should not be a crime as Allan government commits to discussion - *Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates* - *Get our morning and afternoon news emails,free app or daily news podcast* The Victorian treasurer, Tim Pallas, says he supports moving to a health-based response to cannabis, telling reporters “I don’t think a criminal […]...
- Federal Law Requires a Choice: Marijuana or a Gun?
Legal challenges are pending across the country against a federal law that prevents medical marijuana users from buying or owning firearms.
- No evidence cannabis reduces long-term illicit opioids use, study finds
Lead author says study led by University of Sydney is longest ever to have looked at relationship between the two drugs - Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates - Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Cannabis should not be considered an effective long-term strategy for reducing opioid use, according to a new study released amid the global shift […]...
- NSW drug law overhaul would allow six marijuana plants for personal use
Law being introduced to NSW parliament would allow adults to give pot to their friends as long as it is not sold - Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates - Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast People would be allowed to grow six marijuana plants for personal use and give their friends pot as a gift under a proposed law being introduced to the New […]...
- N.Y. Cannabis Board Settles Suits, Paving Way for Dispensaries to Open
Regulators agreed to a settlement that would save 436 retailers from losing their licenses.
- Landlords warned NYC can fine them — or close their shops — if they don’t snuff out illegal pot shops
Mayor Eric Adams' enforcement team sent letters to 50 landlords that have been renting to unlicensed pot and tobacco shops, warning that their storefronts could be shut down.
- NY on verge of settling in suit alleging state favored drug dealers over disabled vets for pot licenses
Gov. Kathy Hochul's regulators are on the verge of settling a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the state favored convicted pot felons over disabled vets.
- A Troubling Trump Pardon and a Link to the Kushners
A commutation for a drug smuggler named Jonathan Braun had broader implications than previously known. It puts new focus on how Donald Trump would use his clemency powers in a second term.
- How 1.2 Million Marijuana Arrests Will Shape New York’s Legal Market
A new map illustrating 42 years of marijuana arrests documents the way that New York disproportionately targeted working-class, Black and Hispanic people for decades.
- Fla. woman with outstanding warrants busted after calling cops to report stolen weed worth $5
Lily Rinker told an arriving officer that a man named Carlos that she had met last week had stolen a half-gram of pot - worth about $5-10 - from her grinder before leaving her hotel room.
- Genomic study links cannabis abuse to multiple health problems
A new analysis of the genomes of more than 1 million people has shed light on the underlying biology of cannabis use disorder and its links to psychiatric disorders, abuse of other substances such as tobacco, and possibly even an elevated risk of developing lung cancer.
- Snoop Dogg isn’t quitting weed after all — here’s why he trolled everyone
Rapper Snoop Dogg revealed that he hasn't given up smoking weed — He's just collaborating with a smokeless fire pit.
- High-on-pot ‘punk gangster’ uncle fatally shoots baby niece while showing off gun to pals: cops
CJ Nelson Jr, 22 was allegedly trying to unjam his assault pistol when it discharged.
- Cannabis for Seniors: Why Older Adults Are Opting for Medical Marijuana
Older people are using cannabis more than ever. Here’s what to know about its potential medicinal benefits and side effects as we age.
- CBD: what’s the science behind the wellness trend? – podcast
Last month the UK’s Food Standards Authority slashed the recommended safe daily intake of cannabidiol (CBD) from 70mg to 10mg. An estimated one in 10 people in the UK have used products containing CBD, and many users believe it can help with ailments such as insomnia, anxiety and pain. But is there any evidence for the supposed benefits, and what’s behind the FSA’s decision? Ian Sample talks to Dr Will […]...