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Cannabis 'munchies' explained by new research

Hannah Devlin, theguardian: Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite. Caption: Research on the ‘munchies’ side-effect of smoking cannabis has helped scientists understand how the appetite centre of the brain responds to marijuana. Photograph: Alamy

Pioneer Pot States Have Collected More Than $200 Million In Marijuana Taxes

What are the Australian statistics for possible cannabis sales if the substance were to be legalised?

www.thislongcentury.com: DAVE HICKEY FEAR AND LOATHING GOES TO HELL

I Am A Cyclist, And I Am Here To Fuck You Up

I Am A Cyclist, And I Am Here To Fuck You Up — Medium

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do — and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unear

Justice done differently: how the NSW drug court transforms lives

"Sharon Davis gains exclusive access inside a special rehabilitation program for addicts." How effective are drug courts in Australia? Do they reduce drug use?