Cannabis

The benefits of cannabis legalisation
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The benefits of cannabis legalisation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there is widespread public support for decriminalisation of the class-B drug
6 Apr 2021
Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’
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Tall Tales

Cop who ate cannabis during raid a ‘complete idiot’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Mar 2021
Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
Tall Tales

Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Feb 2021
Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis
Mexican soldiers destroy a marijuana plantation near La Rumorosa town in Tecate.
In Brief

Mexico gambles on legalising cannabis

Plan aimed at putting a dent in black market - but some fear that violence may increase
20 Nov 2020
Should the UK decriminalise drugs?
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In Depth

Should the UK decriminalise drugs?

Police to drop charges for repeat drug use offences
26 Oct 2020
Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant
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In Brief

Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Sep 2020
Britain being overrun by ‘randy rodents’
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In Brief

Britain being overrun by ‘randy rodents’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Jun 2020

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Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?
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In Depth

Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?

Many users still buy from unlicensed dealers despite legalisation of the drug
20 Mar 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Tree power, official weed and skywriting
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Tree power, official weed and skywriting

Could leaves power the homes of the future? Why isn’t legal cannabis catching on? And will British skies soon fill with messages?
20 Mar 2020
China firm says ‘Batman’ costume protects from coronavirus
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In Brief

China firm says ‘Batman’ costume protects from coronavirus

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Mar 2020
Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis
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In Depth

Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis

Potential for raising tax revenue may be among the most compelling attractions
11 Feb 2020
Is alcohol the ‘most harmful’ drug?
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In Depth

Is alcohol the ‘most harmful’ drug?

Former government adviser says alcohol is more dangerous than banned substances
16 Jan 2020
Rudding Park Hotel and Spa: a Cannabidiol experience
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In Review

Rudding Park Hotel and Spa: a Cannabidiol experience

25 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: The Queen was ‘right to be ruthless’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: The Queen was ‘right to be ruthless’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 25 November
25 Nov 2019
The cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS
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In Depth

The cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS

Charities welcome new epilepsy and MS drugs but criticise watchdog over ‘massive missed opportunity’ to treat other conditions
11 Nov 2019
Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients
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In Depth

Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients

Project Twenty21 will test seven medical conditions including chronic pain
7 Nov 2019
Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’
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In Brief

Medicinal cannabis ‘does not help depression and anxiety’

New research review suggests use of the drug can worsen psychotic symptoms
29 Oct 2019
What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?
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In Depth

What is CBD oil and is it legal in the UK?

Cannabidiol has entered the mainstream, but effects are unclear
17 Oct 2019
Metal detectorists hospitalised by spiked cannabis cake
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In Brief

Metal detectorists hospitalised by spiked cannabis cake

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Aug 2019
Does the UK need cannabis factories?
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In Depth

Does the UK need cannabis factories?

Cannabis legalisation could reduce unemployment, according to former justice minister
30 Jul 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Corbynism’s greatest liability is Corbyn’
Jeremy Corbyn
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Corbynism’s greatest liability is Corbyn’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 3 July
3 Jul 2019
The best new Oxford English Dictionary entries
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In Brief

The best new Oxford English Dictionary entries

New words include gender-neutral pronouns and terms for cannabis and cocktails
21 Mar 2019
High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis
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In Brief

High-strength cannabis linked to psychosis

New study says one in ten first-time psychotic disorders may be linked to strong drugs
20 Mar 2019
police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS
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In Brief

police search dying cancer patient’s bags for maUS

Backlash after officers filmed rifling through stage four pancreatic cancer patient Nolan Sousley’s bags
12 Mar 2019
Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?
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In Depth

Pot stocks: is it worth investing in cannabis?

Budding marijuana industry has sparked interest in the financial world
18 Dec 2018
Canada facing marijuana shortage following legalisation
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In Brief

Canada facing marijuana shortage following legalisation

Uncertainty over future cannabis supplies sparks fears that buyers may return to black market
16 Nov 2018
Psychosis: is cannabis good or bad for mental health?
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In Depth

Psychosis: is cannabis good or bad for mental health?

Heaviest users of cannabis around four times as likely to develop schizophrenia than non-users
15 Nov 2018
Medical cannabis legalised in the UK
Will medical cannabis eventually lead to full legalisation for recreational use?
In Brief

Medical cannabis legalised in the UK

Specialist doctors can now prescribe the drug on the NHS
1 Nov 2018
Canada becomes second nation to legalise cannabis
Canada has become the second country in the world to legalise recreational cannabis use
In Brief

Canada becomes second nation to legalise cannabis

Recreational use of the drug now legally sanctioned across the country
17 Oct 2018
Coca-cola ‘planning to make cannabis-infused drinks’
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In Brief

Coca-cola ‘planning to make cannabis-infused drinks’

Report suggests the soft drink giant is eyeing a move into the budding marijuana market
18 Sep 2018
What is Spice, the drug ravaging UK prisons?
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In Depth

What is Spice, the drug ravaging UK prisons?

Synthetic drug banned in 2009 linked to chaos in UK prisons
27 Jul 2018
When was cannabis banned in the UK?
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In Depth

When was cannabis banned in the UK?

As the government announces a review into the use of medicinal marijuana - the length of time other drugs have been illegal may surprise you
20 Jun 2018
Medical cannabis case raises hopes of change in law
Charlotte Caldwell
In Depth

Medical cannabis case raises hopes of change in law

MPs back bid by mother of epileptic schoolboy Billy Caldwell to change ‘bizarre and cruel’ drug legislation
18 Jun 2018
Cannabis oil treatment considered for epileptic boy
Alfie Dingley
In Brief

Cannabis oil treatment considered for epileptic boy

Home Office reviewing case of six-year-old who has up to 30 seizures a day
1 Mar 2018