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February 20, 2020

Photo: Brent Arcuri uses cannabis oil he bought online in the kitchen of his Gold Coast home. (ABC News)
 

Every morning, Brent Arcuri uses a glass pipette to carefully drop a small dose of cannabis oil under his tongue.

Key points:

  • Patients say the way the Federal Go...

February 19, 2020

This time last year, it appeared that Colorado's industry was plateauing. Now it's surging.

Colorado cannabis shops notched sales of nearly $1.75 billion during 2019, setting a new annual sales record for the state home to the nation's longest-established recreational c...

February 15, 2020

An inmate stands against a fence at the Adjustment Center yard. Source: AFP

An American pilot program is attributed as the reason tens of thousands of inmates in California, many from ethnic minorities, will have cannabis convictions dismissed.

More than 85,000 marijuana...

February 7, 2020

A Tasmanian woman suffering from Crohn's disease has called on the federal government to introduce a permit system which would allow patients to grow cannabis for medicinal use.

In her submission to a Senate inquiry into barriers facing patients in accessing medicinal c...

February 4, 2020

Medical cannabis has been widely available in Canada and parts of the US for some time now. (Getty)

A multiple sclerosis sufferer is calling on cannabis to be legalised Australia-wide, saying exclusively limiting the ability to possess and grow the plant to residents...

February 3, 2020

As of Friday, cannabis is now legal for personal use in the ACT.

It is a genuinely momentous act - especially when one considers the strong historical current the ACT is swimming against.

A taxed and regulated cannabis sector is a win for government, entrepreneurs and co...

February 1, 2020

Advocates have welcomed Canberra's contentious new cannabis regime, hoping it sparks a broader public discussion about drug law reform and paves the way for an open market for the substance.

But critics have again sounded the alarm about the changes, warning of the ha...

January 31, 2020

ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise the personal use of cannabis after the new laws came into effect on Friday. 

For IT worker Evan*, his method of unwinding after work has been illegal up until now.

The Canberran public servant and has been us...

January 30, 2020

The state government is expected to announce on Friday whether Labor will act on a recommendation that illicit drug use and public order offences no longer be crimes, ahead of the release of a productivity commission report into recidivism.

In the 11th major review of Q...

January 30, 2020

This weekend, some of us will be able to smoke cannabis legally for the first time. But the Prime Minister has issued a warning.

Plumes of cannabis smoke are forecast to rise out of the nation’s capital this weekend — when Australians will be able to legally smoke canna...

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