CANNABIS CULTURE - Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they would support the legalization of medical marijuana in their state, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center.
CANNABIS CULTURE - An extensive study by Canadian researchers has concluded that "tough on crime" prohibition laws proposed by Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party will have no effect on drug supply and may boost rates of violence in the country.
Supposed increases in marijuana use by teens, if statistics from a new poll are correct, show that drug prohibition isn't working.
CANNABIS CULTURE - The state-funded California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced that its studies have shown marijuana to have therapeutic value in a report released on February 17.
CANNABIS CULTURE - A new California state-sponsored study has found that medical cannabis can reduce pain for patients suffering from HIV/Aids, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
Adults that use marijuana daily face no brain damage or neuro-chemical changes a study from McGill University suggests. Researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre gave daily doses of an extremely potent and highly concentrated synthetic cannabinoid agonist. Cannabis is a weak semi-agonist, meaning the study used something dramatically more powerful than natural cannabis. Despite this, adult rats in the study showed no ill effects, even after 20 days of daily exposure to this extremely potent chemical.
Not all teenagers smoke marijuana with the goal of getting high. A new study by researchers at the University of B.C. found some teens use marijuana to relieve or manage health problems when other therapies have not worked.
Australian and US studies show pot doesn't impair driving.