Researchers at the University of WA will test if medicinal cannabis can help chronic insomniacs. A medical trial will investigate if a drop of cannabis oil before bed could help sufferers of chronic insomnia finally get a good night's sleep. In a world-first, researchers at the University of Western Australia will test if the sedating effect of medicinal cannabis can be used by the one-in-three Australians who has regular difficulty falling or staying asleep. Cannabis oil wil
Parliamentary Budget Office rates fiscal benefits of Greens’ push to legalise, licence and tax marijuana. A medical pot dispensary in Toronto. Canada has committed to legalising cannabis this year but Australia’s major parties are opposed. Photograph: Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images Legalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budget Office has found. The Greens plan to not only decriminalise cannabis but also legal
Greens leader Richard Di Natale has called for the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. Picture: AAP.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale has called for the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use, warning that Australia’s approach to drugs has been an “unmitigated disaster”.
Senator Di Natale said that almost seven million Australians had tried or used cannabis socially, but warned that just having a small amount in possession could result in an individual re
Meghan Markle's nephew will commemorate the royal wedding in a unique way. (Getty)
Meghan Markle’s nephew, Tyler Dooley, is developing a special strain of cannabis to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding.
The 25-year-old grows cannabis in Oregon, USA – which has been legal in the American state since 2015 – and now he’s developing a potent marijuana hybrid named “Markle’s Sparkle.”
According to The Daily Mail, Dooley is “more than happy” to offer a sample of the strain
Health ministers will decide whether to streamline patients access to medicinal cannabis. (AAP) Health ministers will discuss a proposal to streamline patient access to medicinal cannabis at a meeting in Sydney.
Patients in all states and territories could get faster access to medicinal cannabis under a deal to to be put to health ministers on Friday.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has already signed up NSW to the process which is expected to make medicinal cannabis ava
Eye drop that treats glaucoma while you sleep
An eye drop that treats glaucoma while you sleep has been developed by scientists.
It is based on a chemical found in cannabis and could end the misery of twice daily drops that are often ineffective.
The condition is triggered by a build-up of pressure that damages cells in the optic nerve. It is the second biggest cause of blindness. The breakthrough could lead to better therapies for other serious eye disorders – includin
The Turnbull Government’s proposal to allow easier access to medicinal cannabis products will improve Australian patients’ quality of life, says the RACGP RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel said the proposed plan, to be submitted at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Friday, is in line with advice from the RACGP. “Australian GPs want to see a commitment to a nationally consistent framework for medicinal cannabis access,” Dr Seidel said. “If a specialist GP
A possible landmark legal battle looms over medical marijuana as a Winmalee Dad defends his role in juicing cannabis to help his sick daughters. A Winmalee dad facing police charges after juicing home grown cannabis to treat his seriously ill daughters has appeared again in Penrith Local Court on Wednesday [April 11].
Stephen Alan Taylor, 64, was charged with cultivating a prohibited plant and two counts of possessing a prohibited plant, after police removed 107 plants from
New US research shows cannabis laws are associated with a significantly lower rate of opioid prescribing A cross-sectional study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal Medicine) has compared opioid prescribing trends between US states that implemented medical and adult-use cannabis laws from 2011 to 2016. During this period, an estimated one-third of opioid prescriptions were misused or abused, of which Medicaid shared a disproportionately
A MAN waiting to get on a medicinal cannabis trial couldn't wait any longer, as his prescription medications no longer worked. Police caught wind of the man's illegal marijuana use and searched his William Street residence on March 15.
Martin Karl Lewandowsky, 39, pleaded guilty in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on Thursday to a charge of possessing cannabis and one for possessing a water pipe found by police during the search.
Defence lawyer R