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.

Marijuana is bad news for baby during pregnancy

2020-01-31 04:45

How regular marijuana use during pregnancy could cause a host of problems.

Can marijuana bring on psychosis in young users?

2020-01-16 18:45

If young people use too much marijuana, do you run the risk of experiencing psychotic symptoms?

People with depression are turning to pot for relief

2020-01-08 21:00

Researchers have found that people with depression are twice as likely to be using pot as those who aren't depressed.

Medical marijuana for mental illness? Scientists say not enough evidence yet

2019-11-11 14:45

It’s long been believed that medical marijuana has the ability to treat mental illness, but according to researchers who looked at four decades of studies on the topic, the evidence simply isn't compelling enough.

Early miscarriages: Study finds link to frequent dagga use in men

2019-11-06 04:45

According to new research, miscarriages related to frequent male pot use tended to occur within eight weeks of conception.

Health officials have found the main driver of a spate of vaping-linked illnesses across the US – the culprit: THC

2019-09-30 18:45

In America, the number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has now climbed to 805 cases across 46 states and the US Virgin Islands.

Second hand dagga smoke can harm an asthmatic child

2019-08-29 12:46

Anyone using cannabis needs to consider that others living in their house who have asthma – particularly children – may be at risk of uncontrolled asthma.

Your chocolate 'dagga edible' could hold a hidden danger

2019-08-27 18:50

What if your dagga-infused chocolates had more THC than what was advertised?

Customs agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of jalapeños trying to enter the US

2019-08-22 11:07

Customs and Border Protection officers seized the marijuana and the truck, which was driven by a Mexican national.


Marijuana-using drivers still impaired after the high fades

2020-02-05 20:45

What are the defining differences between drivers who use marijuana and those who don't?

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.

'Legalise it!' Mboweni tweets he will propose legal cannabis industry to Cabinet

2020-01-09 18:52

Pipe dream or dope idea? Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni has tweeted to his followers, asking for their opinions on whether the sale of cannabis should be made legal - adding that he would take the inputs to the next Cabinet meeting.

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.

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.

'Our people feel betrayed' - small-scale dagga growers fear exclusion from legal trade

2019-10-15 13:49

As South Africa looks to enter the booming commercial cannabis market, the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform has repeatedly reiterated the plant's economic promise for the country's poorest province.

Coming soon: A dagga breathalyser?

2019-09-05 04:45

Scientists are working hard to develop a breathalyser that can measure the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana to combat driving under the influence of the substance.

'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.

The startup behind the world's first dagga breathalyzer hopes to start selling it soon – here’s what the company says it can do

2019-08-27 14:41

US-based Hound Labs raised a fresh $30 million, the equivalent of around R460 million, on Tuesday and published the first study showing how its handheld device might work.

Medical marijuana won't help ease opioid crisis

2019-08-01 08:35

A new study refutes the notion that the use of medical marijuana against pain may mitigate the ongoing problem of opioid abuse in the US.

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