Marijuana protects in traumatic brain injuries: Study

The active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, may help protect the brain in cases of traumatic brain injury, says a study.

Smoking ganja at early age hits immune system in adulthood

A new research has revealed that smoking marijuana during adolescence can lead to immune-related diseases in adulthood.

Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana
Snoop Dogg promises concert if Alaska legalises marijuana

 

Los Angeles: Rapper Snoop Dogg says he will do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalising recreational use of marijuana.

Why teens shouldn't use 'weed'

In a new study scientists have given reasons why marijuana can be harmful for teenagers.

Daniel Radcliffe visits marijuana cafe
Daniel Radcliffe visits marijuana cafe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe visited a marijuana cafe during a trip to Amsterdam.

Australian PM backs medical marijuana

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has thrown his support behind the legalisation of marijuana for medicinal use, the media reported Wednesday.

A quarter of Italian students smoke marijuana

A parliamentary report on drug dependency has showed that a quarter of Italian students aged between 15 and 18 smoke marijuana.

A quarter of Italian students smoke marijuana

 A parliamentary report on drug dependency has showed that a quarter of Italian students aged between 15 and 18 smoke marijuana.

Why marijuana users end up feeling worse

Adolescents and young adults who smoke marijuana frequently may attempt to manage negative moods by using the drug but end up feeling worse, says a new study.

Australian churches favour medical marijuana

 The Uniting Church has urged the Western Australian government to consider legalising marijuana for medicinal use, media reported Monday.

Marijuana can prevent PTSD

A new study has revealed that taking marijuana soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders.

Smoking e-cigs may lead to drug addiction

A new study has observed that smoking e-cigarettes may encourage the addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine.

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer's progression

A new study has revealed that very low levels of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, compound found in marijuana may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Colombia president supports allowing medical marijuana

President Juan Manuel Santos signalled his support Thursday for a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Colombia.

Marijuana use shrinks teenagers` brains: Experts

Frequent marijuana use among teenagers can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), psychologists warn.

Frequent marijuana use leads to memory problems, low IQ in teens

A new study has revealed that frequent marijuana use can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ in teenagers and young adults.

Young users receive pro-marijuana tweets everyday

A new study has revealed that marijuana-related Twitter account sent out more than 2,200 messages to some 1 million followers, 73 percent of whom were 19 years old or younger and young users receive such tweets daily.

Indo-Canadian duo develops device to detect drug usage

Two Canadians of Indian origin have developed a device that detects marijuana in a person`s breath. Police say it helps to find if a driver is high on the contraband drug.

Marijuana use linked to disrupted sleep

Marijuana use is associated with daytime sleepiness and impaired sleep quality at night, a new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has found.

Business group fights Uruguay`s marijuana rules

A business group in Uruguay, the first country to legalize the production and sale of marijuana, is challenging a decree barring employers from punishing employees who come to work high.