OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are warning Canadians that Justin Trudeau wants to make weed “more accessible to kids” by displaying and selling it in neighbourhood stores. Nonsense, the Liberal leader replies. Canadian youth already have easy access to the prohibited substance despite the Conservatives’ hard-line approach to drugs. A regulated regime that legalizes cannabis, the Liberals claim, will actually make access tougher.
Queensland's Assistant Indigenous Affairs Minister says he wants alcohol re-introduced to all Indigenous communities. The State Government is reviewing alcohol bans which have been in place in 19 communities since 2002.
Pharmaceutical cannabis works for pain and nausea, but it may take ‘‘a significant length of time’’ to be sold for those purposes in Australia, if it is sold at all, Australia’s peak drug advisory body says.
THE NSW government will move to tighten hospital complaint rules after reports a Sydney neurosurgeon was allowed to continue operating on patients despite health authorities suspecting he was a cocaine addict.
Following from Monday's post. Will this make it harder for people with previous histories of AOD dependence to find work? We can see why authorities want to introduce such measures, but they create a workplace environment that increases the stigma associated with AOD use and increases the chances that people will feel that they have to hide their dependence, rather than seek help.
Medicinal cannabis is back in the news again after a planned trial to grow it in Norfolk Island was blocked by the federal government last week. The media is ablaze with political rumblings and tales of…
David Allsop & Ian McGregor look at the current state of evidence and politics on cannabis.
A compound found in marijuana could soon be trialled on young Australians to prevent and treat psychosis after European research suggested it could treat schizophrenia with fewer side effects than other drugs.
Citing OYHRC on their plan to run a trial comparing the effects of CBD to antipsychotic medications.