TENSIONS between the Liberal and National parties have exploded in the state Coalition party room in an ugly stoush where Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair called Health Minister Brad Hazzard a “f ... ing a***hole”.
Several sources last night confirmed the exchange in which Mr Blair lost his temper over what the Nationals saw as a failure by Mr Hazzard to brief the party properly over a Labor Bill that sought to further liberalise the use of medicinal cannabis.
The NSW oncologist leading the world-first medicinal cannabis trial to treat patients suffering chemotherapy-induced nausea says it's 'making good progress'.
In operation since December at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney's Camperdown and the regional Orange Health Service, the trial has now been expanded to include seven more hospitals across NSW.
Previously there's been little in the way of high-quality research internationally on the role of cannabis t
Parents have delayed taking their epileptic children to hospital over fears they will be taken off black market medicinal cannabis being used to control seizures. Epilepsy Action Australia clinical governance manager Lisa Todd said patients were unable to be given illegally-obtained medicinal cannabis - or "unregulated product" - in hospital. A government facility for growing medical marijuana in Israel. Photo: Getty Images
"Despite it being the only product that would actu
A NEW study which gave cannabis to elderly mice showed that it might actually be good for you to toke up when you retire. It might actually be good for your brain to smoke marijuana in your old age, according to early results of one study. Picture: Cut/YouTube SOME studies certainly show that smoking marijuana can have adverse effects on a developing brain, but it turns out smoking some dope could actually be beneficial for your mental capacity in old age.
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Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year Older mice given THC improved so much that their performance in tests matched those of healthy drug-free young mice – and benefits lasted for weeks after the infusions ended. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with o
Winnng acceptance: An industrial hemp plant in Australia.
Hemp smoothies and hemp-laced muffins may appear on shop shelves and cafe menus by the year's end following a decision to legalise the cannabis plant's seeds for human consumption.
After rejecting proposals to amend the Food Standards Code as far back as 2002, state and federal health ministers have decided hemp - the same species as marijuana - is safe to eat.
"The standard will take effect six months after it h
ENTHRALLED: The entranced crowd at the Nimbin MardiGrass Hemp Olympix.
THE MardiGrass Parade is the main event for the 25th consecutive annual Rally for Cannabis Law Reform and begins at the exit of the western car park, across the road from the Community Centre Market.
Led by the Widjibal Elders of the Bunjalung Nation, with children holding the Koori flag, the parade will make its way south along Cullen street to the Police Station where it will turn left and
Medicinal cannabis oil producer and campaigner Jenny Hallam will be in court on Thursday. Picture: Dylan Coker
ON the morning of her first court appearance, medical cannabis supplier Jenny Hallam pleaded with the State Government to drop charges of possessing and manufacturing an illegal drug.
Until quality cannabis oil was freely available to people with chronic painful conditions, there should be an amnesty for suppliers like herself who were meeting a legitimate need,
Paul Mavor, International Director of Health House pictured with one of the first medicinal cannabis deliveries to Australia. Picture: Supplied
AUSTRALIANS in pain and suffering from chronic ailments will get constant access to medicinal cannabis from Wednesday as the first major commercial shipments of the drug have been cleared by customs.
News Corp Australia can exclusively reveal around 2000 units of cannabis oil are now being stored in secure and secret warehouses ac
Shares in Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) could receive significant support after the company announced that it had formalized an agreement with its partner in Australia, Health House International Pty Ltd (Health House), following Health House’s successful import of the first medicinal cannabis products into Australia. It should be noted that share trading patterns should not be used as the basis for an investment as they may or may not be replicated. Those considering this stock sho