4 Mar 2019
Portugal Rejects Recreational Cannabis, as Medical Becomes Legal
The Portuguese parliament has rejected two proposals to legalise the cultivation and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes. The first proposal, put forward by the People-Animal-Nature party (PAN), suggested limiting individuals to buying 75 grams of cannabis per month from licensed pharmacies, where sales would be overseen by state health agents who would provide information on the drug and its risks. If passed, the proposal would also have allowed people to grow six plants of cannabis per household.
11 Feb 2019
Opioid strong enough to sedate elephants on rise in Ohio, coroners warn
Carfentanil, described as ‘extremely potent’ and often undetectable, involved in multiple overdose deaths.
6 Feb 2019
Hawaii considers raising legal smoking age – to 100
Would-be cigarette smokers in the US state of Hawaii might have to wait a very long time for their first legal drag, after a lawmaker introduced a bill that would bar sales to anyone under the age of 100.
4 Feb 2019
Underage marijuana use and impaired driving common in Colorado and Washington where marijuana is legalized
A new study by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, shows law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Washington—states where marijuana is legalized—report common problems with underage marijuana use (under age 21) and driving under the influence of marijuana in their communities.