The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ranked Lebanon in 2011 as one of the world’s top five sources of cannabis resin. Recently, cannabis (hashish) legalization became part of the Lebanese debate. While some officials and farmers are lobbying to legalize it for trade and medicinal use, others are resisting these pressures, fearing an uncontrollable market.
Brandon Coats never expected he would end up as the test case pitting Colorado’s medical marijuana laws against the right of employers to have zero-tolerance marijuana policies. But now the Colorado Supreme Court will be hearing his case against Dish Network, the company that had employed him as a telephone operator at its call center, then fired him when he tested positive for marijuana on a random piss test.
Research suggests those who use cannabis are more likely to suffer from sleep problems. But does using marijuana before bed help or hurt your sleep? A recent study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania shows that people who use marijuana tend to struggle with sleep.
Take a look at cannabis news and politics from around the world in this new series, International Cannabis Update. This week features Israel and their rapidly expanding medical marijuana program, which aims to serve its population of eight million people.