Society

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Cannabis becomes legal in Canada

Country becomes second and largest with legal national marijuana marketplace The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a cannabis possession record of 30 grams or less as the country becomes the worlds second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace. A federal official said Canada would pardon people with convictions for

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Germaine Greer calls for punishment for rape to be reduced

Feminist academic tells Hay festival that most rape is just lazy, careless and insensitive Germaine Greer has called for the lowering of punishment for rape and said society should not see it as a spectacularly violent crime but instead view it more as lazy, careless and insensitive. She suggested that a fitting sentence for the

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Scotland united in curiosity as councils trial universal basic income

Four local authorities tasked with turning utopian fantasy into reality with backing of first minister and multi-party support Universal basic income is, according to its many and various supporters, an idea whose time has come. The deceptively simple notion of offering every citizen a regular payment without means testing or requiring them to work for

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Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 14 years, calls for a new approach In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out,