Vaping cannabis gets people higher than smoking it – and it’s safer, too

Vaping cannabis gets users higher than smoking it, according to a small study carried out at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Participants who vaporised cannabis at 25 milligram strength experienced “stronger effects” and had higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive ingredient) in their blood when compared with those who smoked the same dose. […]

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Cannabis factory raided in Norwich shows why War on Drugs continues to fail

Only international co-operation between official agencies can stop illegal cannabis farms such as the one recently raided by police in Norwich, according to the judge overseeing a case against two Albanian men who had been recruited by a gang. That this is seen as the ‘only’ solution given that international co-operation ie the ‘War on […]

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Do Teenagers in the UK Need More Realistic Drug Education?

By Haig Stringer Remember ‘Just say no’, Talk to Frank or ill-conceived anecdotes of teenage drugs misuse intended to foster abstinence? Did these ploys prevent you from using drugs? Maybe*. But more importantly, did these techniques equip you with information you would need to manage both the benefits and harms of legal and illegal substances […]

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