Some 28 states of the US have legalized medicinal marijuana to relieve patients from pain. So why then let pets suffer? More pet owners have started to put their dogs on drugs.
Canada's Senate has passed a landmark law, known as the Cannabis Act, legalizing recreational marijuana use. Canadians will have to wait until September at the earliest, however, before they can buy the drug legally.
An epileptic boy suffered heavy seizures and was hospitalized after UK customs officers seized medicinal cannabis oil from his mother. The case sparked outrage and prompted Home Secretary Sajid Javid to intervene.
Cocaine use is on the rise again across the EU, according to the bloc's drugs watchdog. Increased and higher-quality supply from Latin American producers has contributed to the rise.
The consumption of drugs in Japan still lags behind some Western nations, but a new generation of young and curious Japanese is willing to break the rules for a new experience. Julian Ryall reports.
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