Lyn Cleaver holds a bottle of cannabis oil used to treat her son Jeremy Bester’s seizures. They have been denied access to medicinal cannabis under Tasmania's new Controlled Access Scheme. Picture: CHRIS KIDD
THE mother of a patient denied a medicinal cannabis prescription in the State’s historic first batch of approvals says she has no option but to continue to break the law.
Health Minister Michael Ferguson announced this week that two of the three Tasmanian patients wh
More than two dozen US states now include post-traumatic stress disorder as part of their medical marijuana programs.
When New York decided to let post-traumatic stress disorder patients use medical marijuana, it joined a fast-rising tide of states.
Twenty-eight states plus the District of Columbia now cover PTSD as part of their medical marijuana programs. The tally has more than doubled in the last two years.
It's happened amid increasingly visible advocacy from veter
TEAM LINCOLN: Emily Smith, Paul Fuimaona, Tahlia Lincoln, Labor candidate Nicole Lincoln and Harriette Lincoln at Faith Plainland College polling booth.
LABOR Candidate Nicole Lincoln didn't need any curve balls thrown today at her today, but election days rarely go to plan.
At 10am the mum of six got a call to say her eldest daughter was having an epileptic seizure.
Unbelievably the unexpected fit did not stop Tahlia Lincoln, 23, from coming down to support mum during
A new hotline is expected to fast track access to medicinal cannabis for palliative care patients in NSW. Doctors will soon have access to the NSW Medicinal Cannabis Advisory Service to help them cut through the regulatory red tape of legally prescribing onshore medicinal cannabis for their patients. Experts will help doctors assess whether a patient might benefit from medicinal cannabis. Photo: AP
From January, prescribers across the state will be able to call a hotline
Townsville veteran Lee Donnollan suffers from PTSD and will be the first veteran in Townsville to be dispensed medical cannabis. Picture: Zak Simmonds
IN a historic moment for Townsville a Defence veteran has been dispensed medical cannabis to medicate post-traumatic stress syndrome for the first time.
Lee Donnollan will be given the medication for the first time in Townsville under the special access scheme which gives patients access to drugs not included on the Austral
This Aussie started juicing cannabis leaves in a bid to be pain-free - by Katherine Davison An Australian woman with the debilitating digestive condition Crohn’s disease has opened up about why she turned to cannabis leaves in a bid to ease her pain.
Morgan Taylor, 21, penned a heartfelt blog post on the subject which she said ‘has been taboo for way too long’.
‘In the beginning of 2015 my Crohn's disease took a turn for the worst. It was my senior year and should have bee
Picture: Melissa McDonald/Sydney Morning Herald
A Riverina medical cannabis advocate has come out swinging against the recent passing of a private medical cannabis bill, claiming it leaves majority of patients “crying out for help”.
Narrandera herbalist and medical marijuana advocate Rach Cregan told The Daily Advertiser despite the positive movement, the bill only catered for one per cent of medicinal cannabis users.
“These people are looking for quality of life and cr
Court House Bundaberg Photo: Simon Young / NewsMail
"I DITCHED all my medication from the doctor and took up cannabis,” Rodney Kupics told a Bundaberg magistrate.
Kupics, charged with drug offences, went on to explain how he suffers kidney disease and found that smoking marijuana helped reduce swelling.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty before Bundaberg Magistrates Court to possession of marijuana on October 11; and possession of utensils used to smoke a dangerous drug.
Matthew Calanna at the Kirwan Calanna Pharmacy. Picture: Evan Morgan
A FORM of medical marijuana will soon be available from a Townsville chemist.
Pharmacy group Calanna has confirmed its Kirwan outlet will dispense a medicinal cannabis product which has been approved by the Therapeutics Goods Association in Australia.
The spray, called Sativex, is used to improve muscle stiffness for people with multiple sclerosis.
Pharmacy owner Matthew Calanna said he understood hi
The site of a proposed cannabis facility at 1459 Spring Grove Road, Casino. Contributed Google Maps
THREE applications lodged with the Australian Office of Drug control have revealed the proposal for a major medical cannabis facility at Casino will now be 20 per cent bigger than it was first announced.
PUF Ventures Australia has filed three applications with the Australian Office of Drug Control for the cultivation, production and manufacture of cannabis in the Richmond V