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Pot firms seek to transition from sin stocks to ethical darlings

A group called the Global Cannabis Partnership has created an ESG framework that will look at issues ranging from greenhouse gas emissions to product safety to ethical conduct.

High Spirits: study finds cannabis first used in Central Asian funerals

People may have been cultivating cannabis and actively selecting specimens with higher psychoactive properties.

Stronger, faster, but not higher: Tokyo Olympics warn on weed

Toshiro Mutois is making it clear that Japan will not tolerate cannabis among athletes during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

A Jamaican scientist in search of lost ganja

The efforts of a Jamaican ganja horticulturist is making the idea of a mythical "supreme ganja" real again.

Meat based alternatives gain new popularity

The companies are banking on changing dietary habits of part of the population limiting meat consumption for environmental, health or animal rights reasons.

A combination of cannabis and tobacco may harm young adults

The Psychology of Addictive Behaviours review says a combination of both substances may result in behavioural problems among young adults. 

Generation Z Americans will be the ultimate cannabis consumers

Cannabis is slowly heading towards an acceptance by Gen Z and growing up around it is indeed normal.

Medical marijuana advocate escapes gallows with reduced charge

Mohd Zaireen Zainal is sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 strokes of the cane after pleading guilty to possessing drugs.

Study underlines dangers of edible marijuana

Ingested cannabis reaches its peak in three hours and THC remains in the body for up to 12 hours, this leads to first time users to over consume it.

High potency pot ‘strongly linked’ to psychosis: study

Cannabis has been linked to many psychotic disorders.

In Canada, some moms say cannabis makes them better parents

Against the advice of medical professionals, Canadian mothers insist that cannabis use has made them better mothers.

Trio linked to Rafizi’s research firm nabbed over drugs

The PKR vice-president leaves it to the authorities to investigate.

Give medical marijuana a chance, says activist

PPIM's Nadzim Johan says cannabis-based products could reduce the cost of treatment for illnesses such as cancer.

Woman maintains Paris rape claim against Chris Brown

The woman, identified as 'Karima' in media reports, says Brown along with his bodyguard and a friend assaulted her in the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Cocaine found in Chris Brown’s hotel room ‘was not his’

Brown, his bodyguard and a friend were arrested after a 25-year-old woman accused them of raping her in the Mandarin Oriental.

Case of pro-medical marijuana death row man may have far-reaching consequences

Zaireen Zainal, waiting for the Federal Court to hear his final drug trafficking appeal, has written to the attorney-general to review the case as he used the marijuana to help others who were ill.

Thailand approves marijuana for medical use

Marijuana traffickers can be subject to the death penalty in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Supply shortage forces Canada pot shops to curtail hours

Many customers are still waiting for deliveries.

Canada becomes first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis

The day was historic for the country as adult Canadians will be able to legally smoke recreational marijuana after nearly a century-long ban.

More banking executives pull out of Saudi investment conference

Executives from the media and technology industries had already withdrawn from the event after the disappearance of Khashoggi.

As Canada awaits, Uruguay’s legal cannabis project provides benchmark

Uruguay legalized the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes in December 2013, before allowing the drug to be sold in pharmacies from July 2017.

In Canada, pot legalisation poses health and safety challenges

Public health officials contend that smoking cannabis is as harmful as tobacco, but welcome the opportunity legalisation affords for open dialogue.

Pot: a new golden goose for the booze biz?

Newer methods of cannabis consumption are proliferating.

Medical marijuana not a miracle drug, says cancer society

The National Cancer Society of Malaysia says it only alleviates the pain or nausea caused by cancer or treatment, which can also be done through other drugs in the market.