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South Africa legalises cannabis use. Will the rest of Africa follow?

On the eve of the May 27 general elections, which saw the ruling African National Congress lose its majority for the first time in 30 years of South African democracy, a major change to the country’s drug laws slipped through, barely noticed by most. Just one day before the historic ballot, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Cannabis […]

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Vaporized Cannabis for Acute Migraine Yields Rapid, Sustained Relief

DENVER, Colorado — Vaporized cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) may provide rapid and sustained relief of acute migraine pain with no serious side effects, new research suggests.  “In this single center randomized controlled trial across 247 treated migraine attacks, 4 puffs of vaporized THC-CBD mix were efficacious for acute migraine treatment,” said study investigator Nathaniel Marc Schuster, […]

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Democrats urge Biden administration to deschedule marijuana

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are putting new pressure on the Biden administration to ease federal restrictions on marijuana in a new letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Tuesday as it considers rescheduling cannabis after it was federally classified more than five decades ago. The Department of Health and Human Services formally recommended in August that the DEA move […]

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California and Washington employers must adjust marijuana testing procedures by January 2024

Significant changes are on the horizon for employers in California and Washington. Effective January 1, 2024, new legislative measures, California Assembly Bill 2188 (AB 2188), Senate Bill 700 (SB 700), and Washington State Senate Bill 5123 (SB 5123), will restrict employers from taking adverse actions against job applicants based on their off-duty use of cannabis […]

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