India is among the countries where illicit substance abuse is on the rise with over 200 million people globally hooked on to some stimulant or the other, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report highlights.
THE only thing stopping hemp from being a Tasmanian success story is the attitude of the Federal Government, says one of the pioneers of the controversial crop.
FOR a measly sum of P200, a 24-year-old man was convicted to spend his life behind bars after the court found him guilty of selling five packs of dried Indian Hemp, popularly known as marijuana leaves, to a high-school student in Calinan, Davao City in January this year.
THERE are many reasons why cannabis should be legalised - not least that millions of ordinary people are criminalised for using it.
Pro-pot activists are staging protests and writing letters after well-known marijuana supporter Marc Emery was sentenced to three months in jail for passing a single joint. Emery’s supporters gathered at Saskatoon’s provincial court building yesterday to protest the jail sentence, which came last week after Emery pleaded guilty to trafficking.
A cannabis-like substance produced by the brain may dampen delusional or psychotic experiences, rather than trigger them. Heavy cannabis use has been linked to psychosis in the past, leading researchers to look for a connection between the brain’s natural cannabinoid system and schizophrenia.