US marijuana mellow

California may hint at things to come: 46% of Latinos there voted in favour of legalisation in 2010. This time exit polls put the figure at 57%.

Marijuana use may temporarily weaken heart muscle

While the effects of marijuana on the cardiovascular system remain largely unknown, a new study suggests that marijuana use may double the risk of stress cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscles are quickly and severely weakened.

Chile lawmakers pass marijuana bill

Chilean law already allows medical use of marijuana with government approval. Chilean lawmakers in the lower house approve a bill allowing the growth of marijuana for personal use.