Cannabis

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Is medical cannabis really a magic bullet?
Research increasingly suggests that extracts from the plant are effective in treating pain, anxiety, epilepsy and more, but experts still preach caution around recreational use

David Cox

24, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Coming out about illicit drug use: ‘The hush-hush attitude has to end’
A campaign to decriminalise illicit drugs is asking people to speak up about their recreational use as a way to de-stigmatise and change the conversation

Gary Nunn

17, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Taking the high road: Nevada will no longer discipline fighters for marijuana
Nevada’s state athletic commission has unanimously voted against disciplining boxers and MMA fighters who test positive for marijuana

Guardian sport and agencies

07, Jul, 2021 @8:28 PM

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Mexico supreme court strikes down laws that ban use of recreational marijuana
Adults will be able to apply for permits to grow and consume cannabis after decision that moves country toward legalisation

David Agren in Mexico City

28, Jun, 2021 @10:22 PM

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Gun rights and medical marijuana activists join forces in Minnesota
Coalition emerged because medical marijuana users are barred from holding firearms permits

Jessica Glenza

17, Jun, 2021 @4:13 PM

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Turkey experiments with cannabis crops to boost hemp production
While cannabis remains taboo topic, economic crisis means Turkey is trialling hemp for industrial use

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

05, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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UK cannabis campaigners take note: in the US, change came from below | Andrew Gumbel
Sadiq Khan’s decriminalisation commission could put pressure on the government to change its policy, says author Andrew Gumbel

Andrew Gumbel

31, May, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Lesotho firm first in Africa to be granted EU licence for medical cannabis
Breakthrough could create thousands of jobs for villagers and help exports to other markets

Silence Charumbira in Maseru

21, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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My life in weed: from hippies and Swat teams to boardrooms and trade mags
Tuesday is 420, the day to celebrate cannabis and its culture. Growing up in Oregon it was part of our lifestyle. Now the suits have taken over but it’s not all bad

Felisa Rogers

19, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘A lack of political courage’: New Zealand’s drug reform efforts flounder
From the outside, the country seems like a likely candidate for progressive drug laws but internally, change is proving hard to bring

Tess McClure in Auckland

12, Apr, 2021 @11:56 PM

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UK Covid: Johnson suggests testing for people returning from ‘green list’ countries could be simplified – as it happened
Prime minister says easyJet boss right to ask whether it would be possible to use lateral flow tests for some returning travellers

Andrew Sparrow

06, Apr, 2021 @4:34 PM

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No 10 says mayor of London's cannabis review a 'waste of time'
If re-elected, Sadiq Khan wants to set up a commission to look at decriminalising the drug

Peter Walker and Patrick Butler

06, Apr, 2021 @2:08 PM

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