09 September 2014
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.
17 June 2014
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.
23 April 2014
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.
15 January 2014
A world-first study has revealed a breakthrough for dependent cannabis users, with a medication providing significant relief from withdrawal symptoms.
25 July 2013
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.
25 June 2012
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.
09 January 2012
In a world-first, UNSW researchers are leading a trial of the drug Sativex to better manage cannabis withdrawal symptoms.
06 January 2012
Australia and NZ have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, finds a new study led by the National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre.
19 July 2011
Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, new research from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre shows.
30 March 2010
The number of Australians seeking hospital treatment for cannabis-related problems has jumped 30 per cent since 2002, with older users most affected, according to a UNSW study.
05 January 2010
People who want to quit using cannabis can for the first time take part in a new online treatment designed by and for Australians.
18 August 2009
Driving 'stoned' can increase the chance of having an accident by up to 300 percent, according to UNSW's National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre.
29 April 2008
A world-first approach to tackle cannabis problems is underway at UNSW.
19 June 2007
The Federal Government has announced that the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW will lead the establishment of a multi-million dollar National Cannabis Control and Prevention Centre.
20 February 2007
New research has cast doubt on the perception that most young Australians consider cannabis to be a benign and harmless drug, with a third now viewing it as unacceptable. The work has been co-authored by UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).
25 January 2007
Ninety percent of Australian cannabis users over the age of 14 report using alcohol at the same time, despite serious risks in combining the two drugs, according to a review by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at UNSW.