Wide-ranging study: punitive cannabis policies do not deter young people

A wide-ranging study has found that there is no evidence that punitive policies deter young people from using cannabis. In a study of data of cannabis use among 100,000 teenagers in 38 countries, the University of Kent study found no association between more liberal policies on cannabis use and higher rates of teenage cannabis use. […]

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How Mail, Sun and co misled public over ‘teenage cannabis depression link’

A study which tentatively links teenage use of cannabis use to later depression in adulthood “cannot prove that cannabis use in teenagers caused depression in young adults”, the NHS has said. That didn’t stop the scaremongering headlines from being printed by the irresponsible British media, of course. “Teen cannabis use is to blame for 60,000 […]

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Alzheimer’s Research UK announces ‘cannabis-based’ Sativex trial for dementia

The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced it will fund a “pioneering” clinical trial at King’s College London using the “cannabis-based” treatment Sativex for people living with dementia. Sativex is a peppermint-flavoured mouth spray that contains a 1:1 ratio of two key cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant – delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) […]

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WHO recommends rescheduling cannabis and descheduling pure CBD – reaction

The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) has told the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) that cannabis and cannabis resin should be removed from Schedule IV of the 1961 Convention, the category reserved for the most dangerous substances.  In 1954 the WHO started an initiative to eradicate cannabis from the […]

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This Week In Weed – 3 February 2019

California doctor’s licence revoked after prescribing boy cannabis cookies for tantrums A father in California has said that cannabis had a “positive effect” on him and both his children after his son’s doctor had his licence revoked after prescribing cannabis cookies for the boy’s temper tantrums. Dr William Eidelman, a natural medicine physician, said small […]

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