DANCE music fans enjoy the most sex - but lovers of classical music are more likely to have smoked cannabis.
Medical marijuana users are more likely to finish Hepatitis C treatment and so are more likely to be cured, according to a newly published study conducted in San Francisco and Oakland.
Some moms and dads might want to take a lesson from their kids: Just say no. The government reported Thursday that 4.4% of baby boomers ages 50 to 59 indicated that they had used illicit drugs in the past month. It marks the third consecutive yearly increase recorded for that age group by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
Many adults in Brazil believe cannabis should remain illegal, according to a poll by Datafolha published in Folha de Sao Paulo. 79 per cent of respondents think smoking marijuana should remain a crime.
Realism and pragmatism figure prominently in the majority of people’s attitudes to illegal drugs, says YouGov’s survey for The Daily Telegraph and the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts.
Most people would be happy to see the personal use of cannabis decriminalised or penalties for possession lowered to the status of a parking fine, says one of the largest opinion surveys conducted on the issue.
The endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in the development of healthy embryos and their implantation in the womb, according to preclinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
A universal mystical experience with life-changing effects can be produced by the hallucinogen contained in magic mushrooms, scientists claim today.
Fashionable opinion has long held that cannabis is a soft drug with few risks to health. Its use has become so commonplace that even those who have not tried it usually have friends and relatives who have done so without ill effects. Such widespread personal experience did much to drive the successful campaign to downgrade it from a class B drug to class C.
Compounds in cannabis inhibit cancer cell growth in human breast cancer cell lines and in pancreatic tumor cell lines, according to a pair of preclinical trials published in the July issue of the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
TEENAGERS from affluent areas are more likely to smoke cannabis than those from poorer backgrounds, say researchers who believe middle-class parents encourage their children to take the drug rather than alcohol.
Splitting parents who shack up with new partners can unwittingly push their children towards cannabis use.
Nothing comes for free: if you can cope with 400 words on statistics, we can trash a front page news story together. “Cocaine floods the playground,” roared the front page of the Times last Friday. “Use of the addictive drug by children doubles in a year.”
TEENAGERS are more likely to smoke cannabis than cigarettes, it was claimed yesterday.
Drug testing of the American public has been steadily broadening over the past 20 years, from soldiers to grocery baggers to high-school and middle-school students. In its 2007 budget, the Bush administration asks for $15 million to fund random drug testing of students - if approved, a 50 percent increase over 2006. Officials from the federal drug czar’s office are crisscrossing the country to sell the testing to school districts.
Long-term heavy users of marijuana perform significantly worse on tests of mental agility and physical dexterity than short-term users or nonusers, even when they have abstained from smoking for more than 24 hours, new research shows.
Nearly one out of two Americans support amending federal law “to let states legally regulate and tax marijuana the way they do liquor and gambling,” according to a national poll of 1,004 likely voters by Zogby International and commissioned by the NORML Foundation.
Cannabis users are almost certain to try other illicit drugs, latest research findings suggest.
People who regularly smoke marijuana may find their memories growing hazy over time, a study published Monday suggests.
The main illicit drug of abuse in Africa is cannabis also known as marijuana, which is abused by more than 34 million people in the region.
Cannabis use by children increases the risk of aggressive behaviour, but does not lead to them becoming withdrawn, a Dutch study says.
Regular cannabis use can have “real and significant” mental health effects but is unlikely to cause schizophrenia, according to a report from Government drugs advisers published yesterday.
Rehabilitation and counselling specialists for pupils brought in at Eton and Malvern. Illegal substances used by half of all private school sixth-formers, survey shows