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A four-year study suggests medicinal cannabis is not as effective at relieving chronic non-cancer pain as commonly assumed.

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Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug in Australia, so what does the research tell us about its affect on mental health, asks Peter Gates.

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Teenagers who smoke cannabis at least once a week are less likely to finish school, enrol in university or obtain a degree, according to UNSW research that challenges notions the drug is less harmful than alcohol. 

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An internet poll of more than 4,600 Australians has revealed nearly 70% of recent cannabis users have climbed behind the wheel while stoned. 

 

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Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are 60% less likely to complete high school and seven times more likely to attempt suicide than those who haven't used the drug, UNSW research shows.

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Almost two-thirds of parents are foggy on the facts around cannabis use and its effects, despite believing they hold the primary responsibility for the drug education of their children, according to a new survey.

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Drivers for legalising cannabis are more likely to be political and based on public opinion, rather than econimic arguements, write Marian Shanahan and Alison Ritter. 

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A world-first study has revealed a breakthrough for dependent cannabis users, with a medication providing significant relief from withdrawal symptoms.

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The first systematic analysis of the potency of Australian cannabis has found high levels of the main psychoactive component of the drug in samples confiscated by police.

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Carol George's rap song, 'I've Changed My Ways', inspired by her personal experience, has won the National Cannabis Centre's Indigenous Music Competition.

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