Using marijuana? It can interact with your meds in harmful ways

2020-03-04 16:45

Reports suggest that older patients are one of the fastest-growing groups of people who are taking cannabinoids. Many of them are, however, on medication that can have harmful interactions with marijuana.

Don't believe every online claim for marijuana's 'benefits'

2020-01-20 20:45

The public needs to be aware of the difference between a demonstrated, scientifically-backed piece of health information regarding the benefits of marijuana and claims that are simply made up.

Cops seize 52 bags of dagga, three suspects arrested

2019-12-05 21:20

Brackenfell police have seized 52 bags of cannabis with an estimated weight of 640kg after stumbling on three mysterious vehicles and a truck parked in a cul de sac.

'Cannabis use disorder' up in states that legalised recreational dagga

2019-12-03 15:45

A new study suggests that as more American states move toward legalising marijuana for recreational use, they need to think about investing in substance use prevention – particularly among adolescents.

High alert: Police warn that dealing in dagga is still illegal

2019-11-04 09:42

The police have issued a stern warning that dealing in dagga is still illegal, saying they will act against anyone selling or buying the plant or its derivatives.

Stellenbosch dagga farm gets go-ahead

2019-10-14 11:16

The company expects a yield of four to five crops a year.

'Synthetic pot' laced with rat poison lands people in the ER

2019-08-28 20:50

Synthetic pot, laced with a rat-killing blood-thinner, is more powerful and longer-lasting than prescription blood thinners.

Police bust nets R600K in crystal meth

2019-08-03 13:58

The arrest came after the EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit received a tip off about a batch of drugs intended for distribution in the Germiston area by three people.

Up in smoke! Dagga business opens its doors in Butterworth

2019-08-01 05:23

For members of the Rastafarian community it’s an economic opportunity, but some want it shut down.

PICS: Holy smokes! Lab with dagga worth R700 000 found in old church hall in Piketberg

2019-07-09 16:35

Two people were arrested for dealing in drugs after authorities uncovered a dagga laboratory in an old church hall in Piketberg, say the Hawks.


Tito Mboweni's giant, 'accidental' dagga plant is doing well – but not so well as to be illegal yet

2020-02-03 15:00

The finance minister's Twitter habit means we get to see how his cannabis plant is growing – which is pretty well over the past month.

Where dagga is legal, people are likely to believe its benefits

2019-12-19 16:45

Researchers say that where dagga is legal, people are more likely to believe that it helps to relieve e.g. pain, anxiety and depression.

One of SA's alleged major suppliers of dagga to spend Christmas in jail

2019-12-05 18:40

The alleged owner of a cannabis lab in Brits, North West will spend Christmas behind bars after his bail application was dismissed.

Get to know your CBD: 6 things to bear in mind to avoid buying a toxic or illegal product

2019-11-07 14:45

With the explosion of CBD products on the market, SAPS and SAHPRA warn that it’s important you assess the quality and legality of the product when buying. Here are some insights from experts in the field.

You can now buy CBD oil derived from dagga from Clicks and Dis-Chem, starting at R295.

2019-10-24 11:02

Pharmaceutical retailers Dis-Chem and Clicks have rolled out CBD oil onto shelves.

PICS: KZN police make R1m dagga bust

2019-09-03 18:08

KwaZulu-Natal police say they have arrested four men and seized R1m worth of dagga on the N3.

Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’

2019-08-14 06:46

Two senior Lesotho health ministry officials, who oversee cannabis industry licensing, are linked to a company that plans to manufacture medicinal cannabis in the kingdom.

Nigel High School pupils suspended after 'space cookies' leaves youngsters dizzy

2019-08-02 17:14

Several Nigel High School pupils have been suspended after confectionary suspected to be laced with dagga was distributed at the school this week, the Gauteng Department of Education says.

Why are more women using marijuana during the early stages of their pregnancies?

2019-07-26 19:30

Researchers found significant evidence that marijuana exposure during pregnancy is associated with having a low-birthweight baby. .

Did you know dagga is toxic to dogs? Here's what to do if your dog ingests it

2019-07-05 13:55

While the private use of marijuana is now legal in South Africa, vets are warning that the drug poses a serious risk to dogs if they ingest it.

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