Around 17,000 people in the UK are now thought to have received legal medical cannabis for a range of conditions including chronic pain, depression, insomnia and Parkinson’s.
New supply chains are rapidly sprouting for products based on cannabis and its derivatives, from cannabis leaves used in sriracha hot sauce and gummy bears infused with terpenes – the compounds that give cannabis its taste and smell – to hemp teas and pre-rolled joints.
The trope of the kind, friendly stoners may actually hold some truth to it. A new study suggests that cannabis users are more likely to be empathetic, agreeable, and friendly. Oh, and they’re less greedy too.
People who recreationally use cocaine and cannabis could have their passport and driving licence taken away from them, under new rules proposed by the Home Office.
Mada, 21, works at a weed dispensary in eastern Thailand, her boyfriend grows cannabis plants at home, and several of her friends sell bongs, pipes and buds in pop-up stalls and bars.