New scientific evidence suggests a causal link between cannabis use and long-term psychotic symptoms, according to the government’s top drug advisory committee. But in a draft report to the home secretary, Charles Clarke, seen by the Guardian, the committee says that the risks are not high enough to support reclassification as class B.
A group of politicians and drugs experts is making a new attempt at decriminalising cannabis in Switzerland.
Rethink has campaigned on cannabis for many years because our members have told us about the effects it has had on their mental health.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, was urged today not to restore cannabis to Class B status after he criticised the decision by his predecessor, David Blunkett, to downgrade the drug.
The Czech Republic’s lower house last week approved a penal code revision that will decriminalize simple marijuana possession
A coalition of Dutch political parties unveiled a plan on Friday for a pilot programme for regulated marijuana farming
People caught by police with up to 500 cannabis joints on them are likely to escape drug dealing charges under new Home Office proposals.
Since Seattle voters famously made the Emerald City a bit greener by mandating that cops mellow out when it comes to marijuana possession busts, a funny thing has happened.
CANNABIS is to keep its listing as a low-risk drug.
Representatives of the Council for Drug Policy under the Georgian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare said marijuana might be legalized in the country.
It’s not even noon and Mason Tvert already has hit seven television and five radio news shows in his post-election victory lap…
The people of Denver have voted to make it legal for adults to possess as much as an ounce of marijuana, with 54 per cent of voters in favour and 46 per cent against.
The Party for Freedom and Democracy VVD (conservative-liberals, member of the present government coalition) today for the first time…
A measure that would legalize adult possession of small amounts of marijuana in Denver was approved by voters Tuesday, following a heated campaign that saw pot backers accused of exploiting residents’ fear of crime.
About 50 medical marijuana activists rallied under Wednesday’s leaden skies near the United Nations Plaza farmers market, wielding a bullhorn and picket signs to demand that federal officials act on a formal request to loosen the drug’s ban.
CONTROVERSY is his middle name, so it was only natural that one day someone would produce a TV programme about him.
Spontaneous drum circles, stick jugglers wearing jester hats and a raffle for a 3 ½-foot-tall bong. It must be Hempfest.
There are grass-roots organizations and then there are grass-roots organizations, like the one that wants Denver to allow adults to possess less than an ounce of marijuana.
Dozens of Rastafarians from across the Caribbean and North America gathered in Guyana Thursday for a conference calling on governments to decriminalize marijuana, pay slavery reparations and repatriate followers of the faith to Africa.
Afghan farmers could from next year be able to grow opium for legal medicinal purposes, under an innovative plan designed to curb illegal production being drawn up by a drug policy think-tank.
PRO-CANNABIS campaigners will be taking to the streets of a Yorkshire city after judges rejected use of the drug to alleviate chronic pain.
A Dutch official hopes the creation of “cannabis boulevards” will help alleviate the problem of drug tourism in the Netherlands.
THE GOVERNMENT was on Wednesday chided for its delay in implementing recommendations from the Ganja Commission even as more persons called for decriminalisation of the drug as a means of boosting the country’s flagging economy.