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Canada Could Come to the Fore in Cannabis Research

The coming legalization of recreational marijuana is already increasing funding for studies, but regulations on such research have been slow to change.Jul 6, 2018 ASHLEY YEAGER63554On October 20, marijuana will no longer be an illegal drug in Canada—a move that could make it much easier to study how cannabis affects the body and the brain. “Cannabis has risks and maybe benefits,” says M-J Milloy, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use and the University of British Columbia [...]

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The First Time I Got High

It was in Colorado — surprise, surprise — where you can look at the stars and the trees won’t judge you for being 27. Image CreditCreditIllustration by Kurt Woerpel By Sami Main Aug. 30, 2018 I’m not exciting. I’m sleepy by 10 p.m. and resent any plans that keep me out of my apartment, far from my pajamas; I’m not a huge fan of flying, so I tend to not go on too many trips; and spicy foods aren’t for me. Sure, occasionally I venture [...]

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District Attorneys Dismantle Legacy of Tough Marijuana Enforcement

District Attorneys Dismantle Legacy of Tough Marijuana EnforcementImageCyrus R. Vance Jr., right, the Manhattan district attorney, is expected to announce next week that his office will vacate misdemeanor marijuana warrants dating to 1978.CreditCreditAnthony Lanzilote for The New York TimesBy Jan Ransom and Tyler PageEven as the authorities in New York City have scaled back enforcement of marijuana laws, a legacy of tough policies remains: People are hindered from getting jobs, apartments and access to education because of decades-old marijuana convictions and outstanding [...]

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Everything you need to know about marijuana (cannabis)

Globally, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. Classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, marijuana is a mood-altering drug that affects almost every organ in the body. In 2017, 6 percent or about 1 in 16 high school seniors in the United States reported using marijuana (cannabis) every day. The number of 12th graders who think marijuana use is risky has halved in the last 20 years. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.8 million, or [...]

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