‘Cannabis is more of a medicine than a drug’: Ireland’s health minister

An Irish doctor is calling for an urgent ban on the use of cannabis as a painkiller in Ireland.Dr Simon Donnelly said the medicinal value of cannabis could outweigh the potential risk of addiction and misuse.The Irish Medical Association said it supported the move but called on the Government to allow further studies to be […]

‘I’m happy to say I’ve won’ — as China’s economy is struggling

A year ago, after the devastating Chinese earthquake and tsunami, China announced it would phase out the use of coal and natural gas in the country’s power plants.Now, as the country struggles to keep up with the global economic slowdown, many economists have said China’s transition to a carbon-free economy is now irreversible.The country’s carbon […]