Marijuana/Cannabis News and Research

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Marijuana is a green, brown, or gray mixture of dried, shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers of the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Cannabis is a term that refers to marijuana and other drugs made from the same plant. Other forms of cannabis include sinsemilla, hashish, and hash oil. All forms of cannabis are mind-altering (psychoactive) drugs.
Scientists discover new way of bringing "bio-prospecting" out of the rainforest and into the lab

Scientists discover new way of bringing "bio-prospecting" out of the rainforest and into the lab

Crystal Meth Summit in Canada wants drug re-classified

Crystal Meth Summit in Canada wants drug re-classified

Ruling does not overturn California law permitting the use of medical marijuana

Ruling does not overturn California law permitting the use of medical marijuana

Brain shrinkage appears to have no impact on an individual's capacity to think or learn

Brain shrinkage appears to have no impact on an individual's capacity to think or learn

New medical marijuana ruling

New medical marijuana ruling

U.S. Supreme Court overules states and makes marijuana for medicinal use illegal

U.S. Supreme Court overules states and makes marijuana for medicinal use illegal

Chemicals in Cannabis may help mentally ill

Chemicals in Cannabis may help mentally ill

Medical Research Council funds research to look at cannabis based medicines in multiple sclerosis treatment

Medical Research Council funds research to look at cannabis based medicines in multiple sclerosis treatment

Bone loss reduced by blocking body's cannabis-like substances

Bone loss reduced by blocking body's cannabis-like substances

Fat-fighting drugs may be a far riskier business than they seem

Fat-fighting drugs may be a far riskier business than they seem

Withdrawal symptoms from marijuana may make quitting harder

Withdrawal symptoms from marijuana may make quitting harder

45% of US drug arrests are for marijuana, is this a waste of resources?

45% of US drug arrests are for marijuana, is this a waste of resources?

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Adolescents not receiving health counseling

Adolescents not receiving health counseling

Canada approves use of cannabis spray for MS sufferers

Canada approves use of cannabis spray for MS sufferers

Best school drug prevention programs teach life skills, studies find

Best school drug prevention programs teach life skills, studies find

New device helps catch out kids that smoke

New device helps catch out kids that smoke

THC in marijuana may prevent hardening of the arteries

THC in marijuana may prevent hardening of the arteries

Low levels of oral cannabis induces psychosis

Low levels of oral cannabis induces psychosis

Cannabis-based medicines given in a highly-controlled clinical environment unexpectedly lead to strong psychotic effects

Cannabis-based medicines given in a highly-controlled clinical environment unexpectedly lead to strong psychotic effects