After a long battle with the UN, they have finally made the decision to reclassify Cannabis, marking its shift from the most harmful category of drugs to the least. Chay Morris discusses the optimism of such a move and potential future of the drug industry.
Marijuana has long been the subject of debate, pro-legalisation campaigners argue that marijuana can cure a wide variety of diseases (as a quick google search will show) from various Psychoses to Autism, Alzheimer’s, or perhaps most worryingly Cancer. For many of these stories there is no strong evidence of any benefit, in fact, marijuana may […]
Looking across the pond, it would seem as if the war on one particular drug is grinding rather rapidly to a halt: cannabis. It’s the plant on everyone’s lips as the green tide floods through North America. This THC tidal wave has long since made landfall on the western seaboard of the USA as Alaska, […]
The Liberal Democrats have declared their support for a recent study that advocates the legalisation of cannabis to over-18s in Britain. The study calls for over the counter sale of cannabis from specialist, licensed stores, the opening of small ‘cannabis social clubs’ and would grant stoners the right to home-grow for personal use, all within […]
Your genes could dictate how likely you are to develop psychosis after smoking cannabis, research by Exeter and UCL scientists has found. A variation in the ‘stoner gene’ – otherwise known as the AKT1 gene – seems to make people more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms when smoking the drug. Being prone to these mind-altering […]
Last week, bored and looking for something to distract us from the tedium of dissertation research, my housemate and I watched a movie. It’s a black and white movie that was made in 1936, famously called: Reefer Madness (formerly known as Tell Your Children). The film has gained notoriety in recent years for its hyperbolic, […]