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Cannabis chef takes fine dining to new high

Los Angeles - Christopher Sayegh holds up two syringes filled with cannabis compound, primed to pump tiny amounts into a pomegranate sorbet, or a juicy cut of Wagyu Japanese beef as part of a bold new sensory experiment.

Italian MPs debate controversial cannabis law

Rome - Italian lawmakers began discussing a proposal Monday to authorise the recreational use and growing of cannabis -- a highly inflammatory topic, with the government declining to take sides.

Son calls police because dad destroys his cannabis plants

Darwin - A man contacted the police in Australia because his father had destroyed the son's small set of cannabis plants. The son was complaining about the destruction of his illicit cultivars.

Uruguay to sign up smokers to buy state marijuana

Montevideo - Uruguay will this month start signing up smokers to buy marijuana from pharmacies in the world's first scheme for state-production and sale of the drug, an official source said Wednesday.

Green hopes as Australia legalises medical cannabis

Nimbin - Jai Whitelaw was 10 when he first took medical cannabis, given to him by his mother in a bid to treat the debilitating epilepsy that saw him endure up to 500 seizures a day.

Germany to legalise medicinal cannabis: Minister

Berlin - Germany is to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes early next year, the health minister said on Tuesday.

Breathalyzer invented to detect marijuana use

Toronto - It had to happen at some stage. The world’s first breathalyzer that can detect if someone is under the influence of marijuana has been invented. The device is likely to be adopted by many law enforcement agencies.

Malaysian caught with half a ton of cannabis in Thailand

Bangkok - Police authorities in Thailand announced Tuesday the arrest of a Malaysian who attempted to smuggle half a ton of cannabis into his country.

Cannabis walls saved India's ancient Ellora caves

A recently published study shows cannabis helped to preserve ancient Indian paintings at Ellora caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from decaying for 1,500 years.

Future growth in the medical marijuana sector

The company Cannabis Science, Inc. is one example of a company seeking increased growth in the medical marijuana sector during 2016, tapping into the burgeoning North American medical marijuana market.

Unrepentant Dutch cannabis grower revels in court 'win'

Appelscha - Once in his greenhouse in a remote Dutch village, Doede de Jong proudly nurtured a thriving cannabis crop to sell to local users. Now only five plants remain, after the police moved in.

Smoking high-strength skunk cannabis damages the brain

A new study suggests smoking high-strength "skunk" cannabis can damage the brain by breaking down communications between its two halves.

Illegal marijuana plants threaten native wildlife

San Fransisco - The growth in illegal marijuana plots is posing a risk to the wildlife in California, particularly the rare fishers, according to a new study.

Marijuana abuse leads to irritability and promotes addiction

A study suggests regular marijuana use is associated with reduced dopamine responses in brain, leading to anxiety and restlessness, a lower feeling of reward; and, over time, addiction.

The unsustainable path of indoor cannabis Special

There is a dark cloud looming over the cannabis industry: indoor growing. While municipalities that have legalized marijuana are reaping the financial rewards, experts believe it may come at a greater cost.

Generex Biotechnology issue cannabis white paper

As a sign that medical marijuana is increasingly becoming a lucrative area for corporations, Generex Biotechnology, a pharmaceutical company, has issued a white paper on the use of cannabis.

Police in Paris seize seven tonnes of cannabis from parked vans

Paris - Customs officials seized more than seven tonnes of cannabis from three vans parked in an upmarket area of Paris, French President Francois Hollande said Sunday, in the biggest ever such haul in the capital.

German mayor's bid to legalise cannabis up in smoke

Berlin - A German mayor said Monday her attempt at getting cannabis sales legalised in her Berlin district had been slapped down by federal authorities.

One person arrested each minute for marijuana possession

Each minute, at a surprisingly high rate, someone gets arrested for marijuana possession in the U.S., according to new FBI figures.

Do we need a new safety standard for medical marijuana?

Washington - With the use of medical marijuana becoming accepted and following legislation enacted by a number of U.S. states, health professionals are considering whether cannabis requires a microbiological safety standard.

Police find giant cannabis forest in London

London - Police in the United Kingdom discovered more than 100 cannabis plants. The discovery was described as a giant cannabis forest.

Shakespeare the stoner: Cannabis found in poet's tobacco pipes

Cape Town - Residue of marijuana found in excavated pipes from Shakespeare's garden sheds new light on the western world's most celebrated poet's source of inspiration.

French police seize 6 tonnes of cannabis in drug bust

Paris - French police discovered nearly six tonnes of cannabis resin, known as hashish, in a villa in the southern city of Marseille and arrested three men, the interior ministry said Monday.

Natural use of marijuana reduces intestinal parasite rate

Hunter-gathers who take marijuana have a lower rate of infection by parasitic intestinal worms. This has been noted in the Aka people.

Ancient humans likely smoked cannabis for health

They call it the Stone Age, but maybe it should be renamed the "Stoned Age" since research now suggests that our ancient ancestors smoked cannabis for health reasons.

Marijuana plus alcohol increases THC levels in the blood

The interaction between marijuana and alcohol remains poorly understood. A new study shows that the two can make for a dangerous combination, since alcohol increases the levels of THC in the blood.

Ancient Scythians spread the use of cannabis in death rituals

The Scythians were a much-feared, barbaric group of pre-common era tribes that ruled the Eurasian grasslands for over a thousand years. Said to be of Iranian origin, they left no cities behind, only huge burial mounds called kurgans.

Teen girls wants to ingest marijuana during school day

Maple Shade - Parents of a New Jersey teenager are suing the girl's school district for her right to ingest marijuana during the school day.

Cannabidiol halts seizures in new study

New York - The marijuana-derived compound cannabidiol has shown promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy, the type that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

The gap between medical marijuana and street pot

As more and more states legalize medical marijuana, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is concerned that the marijuana used in research is becoming further removed from the type common on the streets.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing marijuana
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
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Hundreds of Toronto activists gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at 40 College Street in order to show their support for legalizing cannabis.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen's Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged around, smoked pot and listened to the music. Merchants also supplied many marijuana supplies such as bongs.
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