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home grown cannabis to be legal in the act. now what?

Home grown cannabis to be legal in the ACT. Now what?

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Two cannabis plants per person and four per household will be legal in the ACT from January 31. Esteban Lopez/Unsplash The Australian Capital Territory took the next step towards regulation of the illicit drug...
drugs don’t affect job seeking, so let’s offer users help rather than take away their payments

Drugs don’t affect job seeking, so let’s offer users help rather than take away...

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Drug testing risks further marginalising welfare recipients. Iakov Filimonov/Shutterstock The Morrison government is having another shot at getting its proposal to drug test people on welfare through the Senate. Welfare, health and drug treatment experts have consistently...
what is ligandrol, the drug swimmer shayna jack had in her system?

What is Ligandrol, the drug swimmer Shayna Jack had in her system?

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Shayna Jack said she did not knowingly take Ligandrol. Darren Engliand/AAP Australian freestyle swimmer Shayna Jack tested positive to the banned substance Ligandrol in late June, before competing at the world swimming championships in South Korea this month. Jack...

Things to Consider While Choosing Your Law Firm

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You never know the value of a good law firm, until you need one. One of the key requirements whenever you start a business, no matter how small or big, is finding the right lawyer...

Testing festival goers’ pills isn’t the only way to reduce overdoses. Here’s what else...

Festival goers bring their phones. So why not use them to receive tweets about high-dose drugs in circulation, as the UK is doing?  from Vinnikava Viktoryia/www.shutterstock.com The NSW inquest into recent drug deaths at music festivals is...

Psychedelics to treat mental illness? Australian researchers are giving it a go

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Research has shown psychedelic drugs can have a positive effect on a range of mental health conditions, but there are side effects. From shutterstock.com An estimated one in ten Australians were taking antidepressants in 2015. That’s double the...

Did you look forward to last night’s bottle of wine a bit too much?...

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Australia’s alcohol guidelines recommend women and men drink no more than two standard drinks per day. Kelsey Chance Last month, close to 40,000 people, mostly women, gave up alcohol for FebFast and many others...

Research Check: do we need to worry about glyphosate in our beer and wine?

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Research out of the US tested different varieties of beer and wine for the presence of glyphosate – but there’s lots to consider when interpreting the findings. From shutterstock.com Glyphosate is back in the news...

It’s time to change our drug dog policies to catch dealers, not low-level users...

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  The use of drug dogs leads to riskier drug-taking at festivals. Shutterstock In the early 2000s New South Wales became the first Australian state to introduce drug detection dogs for policing, with the aim of...

Beer before wine and you’ll feel fine? No you won’t says new study

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The phrase has a nice ring to it, but that's all it has! Plenty of us have been there: waking up after a night out with a thumping headache, feeling sick and swearing never...