Where is the outrage? Teenage psychosis linked to pollution

That pollution from fossil fuels kills millions of people every year has already been established. Now here’s another reason for the prohibition of pollution: it may cause psychosis in teenagers. Will this be given the same level coverage in the media as the supposed link between cannabis and psychosis? Will it be met with the […]

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Could a legal cannabis industry turn Africa into the workshop of the world?

By Barnaby De Hoedt A legal cannabis industry in Africa could be worth more than $7.1bn a year by 2023 if legislation is introduced in a number of the continent’s major markets, according to The African Cannabis Report by Prohibition Partners. The report notes that the continent has a long history of cannabis cultivation. The […]

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Study linking psychosis to high-potency cannabis based on guesswork

A study claiming to link high-potency cannabis to psychosis was based on guessing the strength of the THC based on the name of the strain they had used. (Don’t laugh!) Qualifying the findings, the authors of the study admitted that it was limited by small numbers of participants at each site; that THC and CBD […]

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UN guidelines on human rights and drug policy – how does the UK fare?

On 15 March, the Global Partnership on Drug Policies and Development (GPDPD) published International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy. The document was produced alongside The International Centre on Human Rights and Drug Policy, the UN development programme, UNAIDS and the World Health Organisation. The guidelines “are a reference tool for policy-makers, diplomats, lawyers […]

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Study: mixing cannabis flowering top with tobacco is most common method of consuming cannabis

A small study of seized joints showed that mixing cannabis flowering top with tobacco is the most common method of consuming cannabis, with just nine of 202 joints inspected containing only cannabis flowering top and no tobacco. The study by researcher Peter Collins was based on an analysis of 202 unsmoked randomly selected cannabis joints […]

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