Posted on August

17/08/16

Marijuana drug policy in Portugal 2016

Whenever drug policy is discussed you can guarantee Portugal will get a mention. There has been a lot of confusion about the changes made to Portugal’s drug laws since they were adopted a decade and a half ago. Many people believe drugs are legal in Portugal, regulated by the government, even taxed, and this is said to have had a range of great health benefits for the country, stopping overdoses, lowering the rate of HIV infections and reducing drug use overall. The reality of the policy in action is not simple, so we thought we’d clear up a few of the misconceptions.

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drug policy, portugal drugs, decriminilisation, drug free, drug laws, marijuana
Posted on August

02/08/16

Explainer: medical cannabis news in NSW - August 2016

Usually our media wrap up covers a range of different media stories from the month, but as none made a splash quite like the NSW medical cannabis legislative changes, the July media wrap will focus solely on this one issue.

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medical cannabis, cannabis laws, nsw cannabis, sativex, prescription weed, medical marijuana
Posted on June

12/06/15

5 ways weed might mess with your plans

A lot of the time when we talk about the effects of cannabis, we focus on the links between regular use and mental and physical health. But using weed, or being caught with it, can have far-reaching effects on other aspects of your life.

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addiction, travel, cannabis and the law
Posted on January

09/01/15

Going abroad: the drug conversation you must have with your kids

As a parent with a teen who is looking to go overseas for end-of-year break or even a gap year, a big part of your job in helping to increase your child’s safety is making sure they are informed. Unfortunately, ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law.

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weed watch, travel, overseas, parents, gap year, law