No arrests for possession of marijuana 25 grams or less in New York

New York: New Yorkers found possessing marijuana 25 grammes or less will no longer be arrested but instead be given criminal court summons, a shift in policy aimed at rebuilding the frayed relationship between police and communities.

Probe finds porous security at NYC's main jail

New York City jail officials plan tighter screening of guards and other employees after a city investigation found that vodka, heroin, marijuana and razor blades could be smuggled into Rikers Island in exchange for hundreds of dollars in "courier" fees from inmates.

US capital votes to legalize marijuana

Voters in the US capital backed legalizing marijuana Tuesday, in a symbolic victory for campaigners aiming to build on two states` 2012 decision to allow weed for recreational purposes.

Recreational drug use linked to birth defects

Babies born to mothers who used recreational drugs during pregnancy are more likely to have birth defects in the brain, said a study.

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a toxicology exam at a San Juan hospital, where he was admitted after his parents became concerned that he was sleeping too much.

Canadian woman arrested at JFK with guns: Police

Police say a 24-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested at Kennedy Airport with handguns, ammunition and 15 kilograms of marijuana in her checked baggage.

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.