Cannabis isn't just harmful for the user, it's also bad for the economy with an estimated cost of $4.5 billion a year to Australia.
Doctors say stigma is stopping some West Australians from trying medical cannabis, seven months after the State Government introduced changes to improve access to the drug.
Pregnancy warning labels will become mandatory on alcoholic beverages after Federal and State ministers today backed the change, aimed at slashing the incidence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
WA will today vote in favour of mandatory alcohol labels that warn pregnant women drinking ‘any amount’ can harm an unborn baby.
More than half of West Australians believe pill testing should be allowed at events so drug takers can check illicit substances before they take them, a new survey has revealed.
Angela Pownall and Kate Ryan
Australians are smoking less, still drinking dangerously high amounts and taking more drugs than they were three years ago, a new survey has shown.
A Kalgoorlie-Boulder man has attempted to smuggle a balloon of cannabis into WA prison by putting it in his mouth and kissing a female inmate.
A former voice coach at a prestigious private girls’ school has avoided jail for a second time despite testing positive to methamphetamine while on a suspended prison sentence for drug possession.
Residents in country WA were using more meth on average than anywhere else in regional Australia late last year, an alarming new report to be released on Tuesday will show.
More WA babies are being born affected by methamphetamine, with ice driving an 80 per cent increase in the number of mums-to-be needing drug treatment at Perth’s main maternity hospital.
Pill testing at music festivals, injecting rooms and decriminalising cannabis for personal use have all been rejected by the McGowan Government in its response to a Parliamentary inquiry.
The Broome father of a drug dealer who sold a lethal substance to his friend that ended up killing him has been jailed for possessing and intending to sell huge amounts of amphetamine and cannabis.
A man who drove erratically after downing a bottle of whisky because he believed his wife was cheating on him after misidentifying his daughter’s razor as another man’s has been fined $2200.
A man “off with the fairies” on magic mushrooms entered a police station in the early hours of the morning, phoning his ex and the cops — before officers found him naked after taking a shower.
Meth, the Bra Boys and a plot akin to a Hollywood movie: How a multi-million dollar Australian drug syndicate was busted after a WA mule’s bag containing $1 million burst open at Sydney airport.
A convicted drug trafficker has forfeited almost $1 million in cash that he handed to undercover police officers during a sting last year.
One of six men charged in connection with a $12 million drug bust this week jumped through a glass window when police busted into a home, it has been revealed.
The trial would have seen sales capped at one carton of full-strength beer and three bottles of wine per person each day to reduce antisocial behaviour in the West Kimberley.
A new date has been chosen for WA’s delayed recyclable containers for cash scheme, with the hold up blamed on the global coronavirus pandemic. Here’s when it will start.
Peter de Kruijff
Restrictions on the amount of alcohol a person can have in their car in the Kimberley will reportedly be announced as early as today.
A 27-year-old man who head-butted a police officer got a reprieve in a Bunbury court this week, with the Magistrate telling him to quit his drinking or face jail next time.
A Perth homeowner has been left stunned after checking his CCTV to find two strangers injecting drugs at the front of his Cloverdale house this week.
Rourke Walsh and Rory Campbell
Already cut-off from the rest of WA, the region will now also be the only area to have a limit on how much alcohol people can purchase due to COVID-19.
Disturbing results of a new study has revealed about one in three young women are engaging in so-called “drunkorexic” behaviour specifically to offset alcohol calories. WHAT IS IT?
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