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Recreational marijuana legalisation reduces US opioid deaths by 20%

Opioids were responsible for 47,600 overdose deaths in the US in 2017, according to authorities.

Thailand unveils first batch of medical marijuana for hospital distribution

Thailand, which has a tradition of using cannabis to relieve pain and fatigue, legalised marijuana for medical use and research last year to help boost agricultural income.

Pioneering Uruguay set to begin exporting medical marijuana

Uruguay is joining the ranks of medicinal marijuana exporters dominated by the United Kingdom, which had cornered more than two thirds of the market.

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.

Thailand to start testing medical marijuana on patients

Marijuana has been used as a traditional herb for centuries in Thailand but was banned decades ago.

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.

2 cancers in 10 years, but environmental activist soldiers on

This year marks Mohd Faisal Abdur Rani's second bout with cancer, but he says life is 'too short for a pity party'.

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.

4 in 10 Malaysians in favour of legalising medical pot, survey...

Study by global survey company YouGov shows that men are more likely to support a change in law than women.

Thailand blazes ahead with push to legalise medical marijuana use

Thailand would be the first country in Asia to do so, tapping into a market that US-based Grand View Research has estimated could reach US$55.8 billion by 2025.

Legalising marijuana could reduce number of prisoners, says minister

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong says this in turn will reduce the cost of looking after prison inmates.

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.

Cannabis oil still dangerous drug, not medicinal, says health ministry

Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says there is a provision under the law for it to be used for research but he would have to endorse it.

Legal marijuana tied to drop in opioid prescriptions

In the US, states where medical marijuana was legal averaged 3.7 million fewer opioid doses annually than states where it is banned.

Group urges ‘patients’ to step forward in support of ‘Dr Ganja’

Marijuana advocate group claims Amiruddin @ Nadarajan Abdullah 'cured' over 800 patients with different illnesses with use of the drug.

Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament

Portugal's Doctors' Association promoted the legalization of medical marijuana, as parliament debated a bill that would legalize the growing of cannabis.

Paraguay Congress legalizes planting of medical marijuana

Paraguay is the sixth country in South America to legalize medical marijuana.

No to legalising marijuana for medical use

Health Minister says not for the moment anyway, as they have other priorities that need attention.