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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.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Strong cannabis users 5 times more likely to develop psychosis

A British study has found that people who consume the new stronger forms of cannabis are 5 times more likely to develop psychotic disorders than non-users are.

Op-Ed: The failure and success of legal cannabis in Colorado

Denver - Colorado is home to the great marijuana experiment. A completely legal cannabis industry that is trying to prove to the world that a legal cannabis market makes sense. While some have praised the decision, others have expressed doubt.

Under cloud of controversy, cannabis e-cigarettes debut in UK

Over protests from members of the French government and health groups, the first electronic cannabis cigarette is available in the UK.

Uruguay's new anti-smoking president faces pot dilemma

Montevideo - Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez, a cancer doctor returning to the country's highest office a decade after launching an anti-smoking crusade, faces a dilemma over his predecessor's landmark marijuana law.

How cannabis will survive an apocalypse

Locked deep in an underground, insulated vault in a mountain on a remote Norwegian island lays the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV), whose sole purpose is to preserve genetic material, should an apocalyptic situation occur here on earth.

Marijuana helps to reduce glioma cancer

London - Researchers have successfully shrunk one of the most aggressive adult brain cancers by combining cannabinoids with radiotherapy.

One of the most aggressive brain cancers shrunk by cannabis

Shrinking brain tumors with two of marijuana’s key ingredients — tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — has proven successful, according to the result of a new study.

Long-term marijuana use may affect brain region

A new study suggests that long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex compared with non-smokers. However, the study further notes that other brain circuits compensate by increasing connectivity.

Marijuana-based epilepsy drug 'promising'

In a new U.S. study, children with treatment-resistant epilepsy have been prescribed a cannabidiol drug in clinical trials.

Sheep get high after accidentally munching cannabis plants

Merstham - A flock of sheep ended up getting high after they accidentally munched thousands of dollars worth of pot dumped on their farm.

Scientists outline the highs and lows of marijuana

Toronto - Scientists have outlined why marijuana in small doses can cause paranoia; whereas, in contrast, higher doses can result in apathetic and emotionally-blunted behavior.

3D-printed medical marijuana inhaler first of its kind

Tel Aviv - With the help of 3D printing, an Israeli company has developed two pocket-sized, metered medical marijuana inhalers, one for use in hospital settings, and one for use in-home.

Santa Fe decision decriminalise marijuana possession vetoed

Santa Fe - Santa Fe recently reviewed its laws relating to marijuana. As a result a legislative change to decriminalize was passed by the City Council. However, the proposal has since been vetoed by Mayor Richard Berry.

'Plaza de marihuana': Police uncover huge plantation in bullring

It seems some people found a much better use for a bullring in Almogía in southern Spain. Unfortunately for them, they were caught growing thousands of marijuana plants instead of the usual "corrida" or bullfight.

Is a Canadian company developing cannabis-infused pizza sauce?

Vancouver - The latest foodie trend adds weed to the pizza pie equation. Is "Weed Pizza" coming to Canada by way of Colorado? Here's what you need to know.

Bees attack in Russian marijuana sting operation (Video)

Kostroma - Police in Russia ran up against a problem when they tried to clear an illegal marijuana plantation, close to the city of Kostroma. As they were attempting to remove all the plants, a swarm of angry bees attacked them.

New York Times begins running marijuana ads

New York - Administrators with the New York Times have decided to begin publishing ads for marijuana. After dozens of articles promoting the use of marijuana this is a move for them which is easy to understand.

Man has house raided for giving liquid cannabis to sick toddler

Chief ACT minister Katy Gallagher turned a long-time writer into law enforcement for providing a toddler with cannabis oil needed to control her seizures. Gallagher has "no regrets" despite a wave of public hatred for her and her children.

Op-Ed: The failure of New York's medical marijuana law Special

Albany - It's legislation that took nearly 20 years to get a governor's signature, instead of signing a bill to provide vast, quick access to medical cannabis, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers a bill that fails on so many levels.

Exploring sources of weed for Washington

Seattle - Washington has a weed shortage but this is not for lack of resources. Shortages here are mostly due to restrictions and a failure to try new sources.

Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.

German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.

Medical marijuana research hampered

Molly Cooke, a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, has said that many claims about medical marijuana are limited by a lack of experimental data. The reason for this is due to laws hampering research.

Mexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.

New York set to legalize medical marijuana

New York - New York is set to become the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A key vote is set to take place this month.
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Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in Ameri...
Many new strains could make their way into the scene if wide-scale legalization takes place in America.
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Tens of thousands of Torontonians gathered at Queen s Park in downtown Toronto where many lounged ar...
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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Cannabis activist Marc Emery (left) pictured during a press conference with his wife, Jodie, before surrendering to authorities on Sept. 28, 2009
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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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A banner to free Marc Emery on his cannabis store on the corner of Hamilton and Hastings, Vancouver, BC.
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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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Six people were injured, four critically, in an explosion in a cannabis grow shop in Madrid, Spain.
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