A young man rolls a cannabis joint at a marijuana lounge in Barcelona, Spain. Such establishments have been slow to pop up in America's state-legal marijuana markets. (Photo by: Sergi Reboredo/VW PICS/UIG via Getty Images)
The city of Denver granted its first license on Monday to a business that will allow marijuana use on its premises. The Coffee Joint plans to charge patrons a $5 entry fee and permit them to consume their own cannabis in edible or vapor form.
AN AUSTRALIAN-first study of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for the debilitating neurological condition Tourette syndrome is set to be launched in Brisbane. Wesley Medical Research Institute neuropsychiatrist Philip Mosley will trial a medicinal cannabis product in 24 adults with severe Tourette syndrome – a disorder which begins in childhood and is characterised by involuntary movements and vocalisations. Many people with the condition also experience anxiety, depression
There is growing disquiet about the NSW drug driving testing regime. (file pic)
Nimbin’s Hemp Embassy is calling on police across Australia to ‘back off’ following the publication of a study that found cannabis use caused almost no impairment on driving.
The study found that the impairment that it did cause was similar to that observed under the influence of a legal alcohol limit.
Researchers at the University of Iowa’s National Advanced Driving Simulator carried out th
There is only weak evidence to support claims that medicinal cannabis reduces opioid-related deaths, says drug abuse expert
A piece published in The Conversation has suggested that opioids can be substituted by medicinal cannabis with more effective results.
Written by researchers from the University of British Columbia, the article says a 2014 study that analysed data from across the United States over a 10-year period found that states that had legalised medical cannabi
Ready for trials: Researchers exploring the benefits of medicinal cannabis include (from left) Matthew Spitzer, Associate Professor Phillip Good, Professor Janet Hardy and Georgie Cupples at Mater Research. QUEENSLAND researchers will soon start a major clinical trial to find out the benefits of medicinal cannabis for cancer patients receiving palliative care. “We are delighted to be one of nineteen research projects funded in this round right across Australia,” team leader f
For the vast majority of Australian patients, medicinal cannabis is little more than a pipe dream and part of the problem lies with the all-too-conservative approach that relies on specialist doctors. Those seeking medicinal cannabis in Australia must navigate a cumbersome application process, which requires going to a specialist physician not a GP. The result is that patients either go without or continue to use illicitly sourced products of unknown composition and safety. A
NEW OPPORTUNITY: Farrer MP has thrown her support behind the idea of regional farmers looking into growing medicinal cannabis crops in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. FARRER MP Sussan Ley has thrown her support behind the concept of farmers in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area growing medicinal cannabis, but ruled out supporting any changes to legislation regulating access to the drug.
Ms Ley was the federal health minister when the Therapeutic Goods Administration declare
The federal minister for health says it's up to the states and territories to judge the suitability of a doctor to prescribe. Planet Observer / Getty Images The president of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has called the country's medicinal cannabis regulations a "basket case" — but federal health minister Greg Hunt says it's a problem for the states and territories to sort out.
Last week, Bastian Seidel of the RACGP told ABC News it was almost
Australian patients using medicinal cannabis illegally say their only worry about being arrested would be having their medicine taken from them. Afp Contributor / AFP / Getty Images
Medicinal cannabis in Australia is legal but patients claim it is still incredibly hard to obtain.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) estimates a few hundred people have legal access to the drug, while roughly 100,000 people use the drug medicinally through illegal means.
Interstate traffic, notably visitors from New Mexico and Texas, are what drive booming sales to Las Animas County. Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post - Downtown Trinidad is seen on Dec. 2, 2010. Colorado marijuana shops raked in a record $1.51 billion sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products during 2017, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data released Friday.
Adult-use sales topped $1.09 billion during the year, with the remaining $4