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    Study finds medical cannabis is effective at reducing opioid addiction

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use cannabis and significant reduc… [...]

    Production timings could stem illegal wildlife laundering

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The legal trade in captive bred animals and artificially propagated plants is often used by criminals to launder illegally collected wildlife. In many cases this is an easy way to bypass wildlife trade regulations as it can be very difficult for both b… [...]

    Legal implications of neuroscience research—Harvard Review of Psychiatry presents update

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research on the biological basis of psychiatric disorders has important implications for legal proceedings as well as mental health treatment, according to a special issue on “Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and the Law,” presented in the Harvard Review … [...]

    When child sex isn’t rape: French to set age of consent

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Is a 13-year-old girl old enough to agree to sex with an adult? That’s a question France is asking itself as the government prepares to set a legal age for sexual consent for the first time. [...]

    Recreational marijuana rules rile pot-friendly San Francisco

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Famously pro-cannabis San Francisco, where the 4/20 marijuana holiday is celebrated with a group smoke-out on Hippie Hill, is having a surprisingly difficult time establishing regulations for the broad legal pot market coming to California in January. [...]

    Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit. [...]

    More adults use marijuana in states where it is legal

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana laws in effect, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Marijuana use among tho… [...]

    Supreme Court takes a technological step forward

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system. [...]

    Supreme Court takes a technological step forward

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system. [...]

    Summit discusses impact of machines on jobs, productivity, and the global economy

    Original @ MIT News – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Two-day “AI and the Future of Work” summit at MIT focused on the artificial intelligence revolution and the workplace. [...]