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Victoria set to legalise medical marijuana – Expert Reaction

John Kerr posted in on October 8th, 2015.

In an Australian first, the Victorian Government announced yesterday it would legalise marijuana for the treatment of medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain and epilepsy. The decision is based upon a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission which recommended licensing cultivators and manufacturers to develop a range of products, including oils and sprays, to […]

Pot-smoking teens less likely to finish high school

Laura Goodall posted in on September 11th, 2014.

Frequent teenage cannabis use is linked with less educational achievement and other problems later in life, according to New Zealand and Australian research. Individuals who are daily users of cannabis before age 17 are less likely to complete high school or obtain a degree compared with those who have never used the drug, new research published […]

Teen cannabis use and poor life outcomes – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 10th, 2014.

Frequent teenage cannabis use is linked with less educational achievement and other problems later in life, according to new New Zealand and Australian research. Individuals who are daily users of cannabis before age 17 are less likely to complete high school or obtain a degree compared with those who have never used the drug, new […]

Cannabis use doubles chances of vehicle crash

John Kerr posted in on February 10th, 2012.

New research has found that drivers who consume cannabis within three hours of driving are nearly twice as likely to cause a vehicle collision as those who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In a new study published in today in the journal BMJ, Canadian researchers reviewed nine studies with a total […]

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