Facebook bans pages selling medical marijuana in US
Facebook bans pages selling medical marijuana in US

Social media giant Facebook has blocked dispensary pages selling cannabis for medical purposes in the US state of New Jersey, even as medical marijuana has been legalised in the state, a media report said.

New York embarks on medical marijuana use Thursday

 Marijuana as a form of medical treatment Thursday, becoming the 23rd US state to do so as the taboo surrounding its legalized medicinal use starts to shift.

Marijuana derivative can safely reduce epilepsy seizures

A medical marijuana derivative was found safe and effective in reducing the frequency of seizures in most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led by epilepsy specialists in the US.

Colombia fully legalises marijuana for medical use!

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree legalising the medical use of marijuana.

Colombia legalizes medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a decree Tuesday legalizing and regulating medical marijuana, the latest softening of the country`s hardline tactics in the war on drugs.

How marijuana use leads to severe mental disorder

 Cannabis or marijuana use increases neural noise in the brain, leading to a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality, says an Indian-origin researcher.

How prenatal exposure to marijuana affects kids' vision

Children exposed to marijuana in the womb show a significant improvement in their ability to track moving objects at age four, says a new study, warning that the results do not mean marijuana has a benefical effect on foetal development.

How genetic variation influences marijuana dependence

Genetic variation may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become dependent on marijuana, while others are able to use marijuana without problems, suggests new research.

'Largest' marijuana seizure ever in Argentina: Officials

Twelve tons of marijuana being smuggled from Paraguay into Argentina aboard a tanker truck were seized today in an affluent suburb of Buenos Aires, officials said.

Marijuana use in US doubled in past decade

Marijuana use disorders also increased substantially, from 1.5 percent of the adult population in 2001-2002 to 2.8 percent in 2012-2013. 

Marijuana may not be `gateway` drug

Contradicting the common belief that weed is a gateway drug, a researcher has claimed that smoking pot does not necessarily cause addiction to other drugs.

Marijuana, binge drinking lead to unprotected sex

 Undergraduate college students are more likely to have unprotected sex on days they use marijuana or binge on alcohol than on days they don't, warns a study.

David Cameron used marijuana, indulged in debauchery during his Oxford University days: Book
David Cameron used marijuana, indulged in debauchery during his Oxford University days: Book

An unofficial biography of Prime Minister David Cameron penned by former Conservative treasurer -turned-foe has caused a stir in the UK with revelations of alleged marijuana use and debauchery by him during his student days in Oxford University.

Marijuana use linked to poor blood sugar control

Marijuana users are more likely to have prediabetes - the state of poor blood sugar control that can progress to Type-2 diabetes - than those who have never used the drug, new research has found.

Australian state to grow cannabis for medical reason

The Victorian state of Australia is preparing to grow marijuana in a bid to treat a plethora of serious medical illnesses.

Marijuana may help in organ transplant

In situations where transplanted organs may not be a perfect match, marijuana may be used to delay rejection of an incompatible organ, new research has found.

It’s official! US confirms marijuana does kill cancer cells

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Washington: After a series of laboratory tests and speculations, scientists from the National Cancer Institute (US Department of Health) have confirmed that cannabis, or marijuana, does kill cancer cells.

Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on brain

Although individuals who use marijuana plus tobacco have smaller a hippocampus, their memory function is greater.

Marijuana shouldn't be legalised, says Sharon Osbourne
Marijuana shouldn't be legalised, says Sharon Osbourne

TV host Sharon Osbourne has spoken out against the idea of legalising marijuana across the US and Britain insisting it's "all going to end in tears".

Greenhouse of 'genetically modified' marijuana
Greenhouse of 'genetically modified' marijuana

 Mexican Federal Police discovered an air-conditioned farm for cultivation of genetically modified marijuana in the state of Jalisco.