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Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all
Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all

Medical marijuana shows some effectiveness in helping treat chronic pain but there is less evidence of its success in warding off nausea or helping ill patients gain weight.

Medical marijuana may help some symptoms, but not all
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New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum.

New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession

An Australian man faces up to 20 years in an Indonesian prison after being arrested with a stash of drugs in his possession, police said.

Australian arrested in Indonesia for drug possession
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week

Uruguay on Friday took a major step in setting rules for the government-regulated sale of marijuana, a daring experiment supported by the country's iconoclastic president.

Uruguay limits legal pot purchases to 10 grams per week
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Canadians rally to legalize marijuana

Several thousand people came out in Canada's biggest cities on Sunday to call for the legalization of marijuana -- a yearly protest that happens internationally on April 20.

Canadians rally to legalize marijuana
Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist

Oscar-winning actress, comedienne and talk-show host Whoopi Goldberg sang the praises of marijuana inhaled through a pocket vaporizer on Thursday as she made her debut as an online pot columnist.

Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana

The Colombian Army seized 1.3 tons of marijuana worth nearly a million dollars, allegedly owned by FARC leftist guerrillas, it said Saturday.

Colombian drug bust seizes over a ton of marijuana
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Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans

Uruguay lashed out at the United Nations, labeling the world body "old school" for its criticism of the country's world-first marijuana law.

Uruguay slams 'old school' UN over world-first pot plans
A police officer stops a man and a young boy riding on a bike near a site where homicide experts are recovering bodies buried in a mass grave in Tlajomulco de Zuniga. ©Reuters/Alejandro Acosta
17 bodies dumped in Mexico mass grave

Mexican authorities discovered at least 17 bodies dumped in an unmarked grave outside the western city of Guadalajara after arresting a suspected drug trafficker, a state prosecutor said Friday.

17 bodies dumped in Mexico mass grave
Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby
Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby

High-profile Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby could earn millions of dollars for a tell-all story if she is released from an Indonesian jail Friday, with a bidding war reportedly in full swing.

Big money awaits Australian drug mule Corby
Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident
Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident

Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with driving under the influence after police caught him drag racing in Miami Beach early Thursday -- allegedly after drinking and smoking marijuana.

Bieber busted in Miami for DUI in drag racing incident
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama

President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a "bad idea," amid a push for legalization in several states.

Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
Scientists discover hormone that blocks marijuana buzz
Scientists discover hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A naturally occurring hormone acts as spontaneous defense in the brain against the high caused by marijuana and could be useful in preventing addiction, researchers said Thursday.

Scientists discover hormone that blocks marijuana buzz
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade

Uruguay's Senate has approved ground-breaking legislation legalizing marijuana, becoming the first nation in the world to oversee the production and sale of the drug.

Uruguay becomes world's first country to legalize marijuana trade
Mexico City mulls legal marijuana 'clubs'
Mexico City mulls legal marijuana 'clubs'

The Mexico City council is considering the legalization of cannabis plants and the creation of private marijuana smoking "clubs" as it mulls controversial legislation to liberalize consumption.

Mexico City mulls legal marijuana 'clubs'
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Twitter plea for pot costs Canadian his job

A Toronto area mechanic who posted a Twitter message seeking marijuana to alleviate boredom at work this week got an unexpected reply -- from police with an apparent sense of humour.

Twitter plea for pot costs Canadian his job
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana

Uruguay's lower house Wednesday approved a controversial bill which for the first time would put a government in charge of production and distribution of legal marijuana.

Uruguay's lower house approves legal regulated marijuana
Vermont OK's small amounts of pot
Vermont OK's small amounts of pot

Vermont's legislature on Monday voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making the New England state the 17th to relax restrictions on the drug.

Vermont OK's small amounts of pot
Could New York hold record for pot possession arrests?
Could New York hold record for pot possession arrests?

Could New York hold the record for most pot possession arrests? A new report out Tuesday said police there spent about a million hours taking offenders into custody between 2002 and 2012.

Could New York hold record for pot possession arrests?
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Colorado becomes second US state to legalize pot

Colorado became the second US state to legalize marijuana for recreational use Monday, as its governor signed a voter-backed proposal into law.

Colorado becomes second US state to legalize pot