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Drug driving test device approved

The first mobile drug-testing device has been approved by the Government for use on drivers suspected of being under the influence. The device known as Drugwipe is the first portable device that can detect the presence of cannabis and cocaine. Two of the most common substances used by drug drivers – by analysing a small…

Cannabis is less harmful than alcohol, so why is it illegal?

It’s six years this month since cannabis was reclassified as a Class B drug. Student James Palmer from Nottingham city centre says it’s time to decriminalise it. From an act as silly as smoking a joint in a semi-obvious place, my friends and I gained a criminal record. It was one of the worst experiences…

Medical trials begin for cannabis-based treatment for children with severe epilepsy

A new medication derived from cannabis could help reduce seizures in children suffering from severe epilepsy, researchers have found. Doctors in the UK have now been given the go-ahead to trial the drug, called Epidiolex, for the first time after promising studies carried out in the US. The treatment does not contain the psychoactive ingredient…

 


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