ARTICLES RELATING TO MARIJUANA

An old NASA study gave spiders drugs to see how it affected their webs, and it'll make you want to never drink coffee again

2019-06-14 17:37

NASA researchers exposed spiders to different chemicals, like caffeine and dagga, and noted how differently they spin webs under the influence of each.

I use medical cannabis to treat my insomnia, and the first time I tried it went terribly wrong

2019-06-10 11:36

Despite taking less than a full dosage, I had a terrible time my first night using medical cannabis.

Baby boomers once demonised dagga, but now they're swearing by it as a miracle cure

2019-05-31 13:09

People who are over 50 have found that cannabis can soothe the symptoms of arthritis, Parkinson's, and the effects of a stroke.

Lawyers warn buyers of (just-legalised) CBD products could be breaking the law – and one big retailer just yanked CBD from its shelves

2019-05-28 15:10

Popular cannabis derivative cannabidiol is now fully legal to buy and sell in South Africa – within limits. Many retailers are selling preparations with far more CBD than is allowed, and that could be legal trouble for buyers too.

Researchers are studying women who use dagga while pregnant – and lots already do

2019-05-19 19:40

US researchers are recruiting pregnant women for a study where they will use marijuana and see how it affects their babies when they are born.

Don't assume dagga will make you fat

2019-04-26 13:16

A new study found that new and persistent marijuana, colloquially known as dagga, users were less likely to be overweight or obese than non–users.

WATCH: Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

2019-04-20 13:35

A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue - one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom.

A mysterious syndrome that makes dagga users violently ill is starting to worry US doctors

2019-03-26 08:44

A key driver of marijuana-related emergency visits to a Colorado hospital since dagga was legalised in the state was a mysterious syndrome characterised by severe nausea and vomiting called CHS.

Congress urged to fully open banks to marijuana industry

2019-02-15 06:43

Congress is being urged to fully open the doors of the nation's banking system to the legal marijuana industry.

Only 56 people in SA are legally using cannabis meds – and everyone else is taking a risk, regulators say

2019-02-06 06:02

Right now anyone selling cannabis-containing medicine in South Africa is doing so illegally, the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority says – and only 56 people have special import dispensation for their private use.

 

People in western China smoked dagga to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history

2019-06-13 20:01

Archaeologists discovered 2,500-year-old pots containing trace chemicals from dagga. The discovery is the earliest evidence of cannabis use.

Here’s what dagga actually does to your body and brain

2019-06-03 11:17

Marijuana's official designation as a Schedule 1 drug means it's pretty tough to study. Here's what we know.

Google is banning apps that sell dagga from the Play Store

2019-05-30 14:33

Google's updated rules are a blow to popular apps Weedmaps and Eaze, which have one million and 50,000 downloads respectively.

Dagga ingredient CBD just became fully legal for anyone to sell in South Africa – but only for the next year

2019-05-24 10:14

For the next 12 months, some cannabidiol-containing products are being entirely excluded from the usual rules of drug control in South Africa – though terms and conditions apply.

Elon Musk made another 420 joke while unveiling 60 high-tech satellites that could transform the internet

2019-05-13 08:44

Minor internet coverage will require launching 420 satellites, according to Musk. "That *might* not be my lucky number," Musk joked.

US states with legal medical marijuana have seen a drop in workplace deaths

2019-04-20 16:16

The study's authors suggest that this could happen because young adults in those states use dagga instead of more dangerous drugs.

Dagga during pregnancy may raise child's psychosis risk

2019-04-03 10:59

Many dispensaries are suggesting marijuana as a remedy for pregnancy-related nausea, but there may be adverse consequences.

Dagga is the fastest-growing industry in the US job market, according to a new report

2019-03-18 21:22

Marijuana added 64,389 to the US job market in 2018, trouncing every other part of the economy. Counting indirect jobs, legal cannabis now employs nearly 300,000 people in America.

Could a little dagga actually raise men's fertility?

2019-02-12 06:49

Men who've smoked dagga appear to have significantly higher sperm concentrations than those who've never given it a try, a new observational study reports - but that doesn't mean men should start smoking the drug to raise the chances of fathering kids.

Smoking pot? It could cost you your job

2019-01-23 15:59

A new study indicates that job loss may be an overlooked social cost of marijuana use.

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