Thailand's National Assembly legalised the use of marijuana and kratom, a traditional herb, for research and medical use. Thai farmers welcomed a new law allowing cultivation and use of marijuana for medical purposes Wednesday, in an Asian first that promises an economic bonanza but also fears that foreign companies could reap the rewards. Thailand's National Assembly passed a bill Tuesday legalising the use of marijuana and kratom -- a traditional herb -- for research and me
Campaigners had held protests demanding medicinal cannabis be allowed Thailand's parliament has voted to approve cannabis for medical use, with a key lawmaker calling it a "New Year's gift" to the Thai people. Recreational use will remain illegal. Marijuana was used in Thailand as a traditional medicine, until it was banned in the 1930s. South East Asia has some of the world's toughest penalties for drug usage or possession, and Thailand is the first in the region to allow me
In Australia Andrew Katelaris has been advocating the benefits of cannabis for decades. His strong support and "high risk" strategies drew a lot of positive and negative attention. Caused him to loose his license and even be jailed for producing and supplying cannabis oil to children with epilepsy. In the latest case he represented himself at court and by the end of the trial the jury decided to acquit him of all charges. On that occasion he spoke to SBS and Emma Papaemmanoue
The cannabis oil contains a high THC, or Tetra Hydro Cannabinols. (9NEWS)
One of Australia’s top neurosurgeons is at the forefront of a world-first trial testing whether medical cannabis could be used to treat aggressive brain cancer.
Professor Charlie Teo and nutritional supplement company BioCeuticals are leading the clinical trial, which is examining if the plant-based tonic can ease symptoms and maybe even slow cancer growth in sufferers of Glioblastoma, or GBM. Eight
Reason Party leader Fiona Patten will introduce a private members bill to legalise cannabis.
Re-elected MP Fiona Patten has put drug law reform at the top of her political agenda by introducing a bill to legalise marijuana in Victoria, which she hopes will gain the support of the new Parliament.
Ms Patten wants cannabis legalised so that it can be cultivated and manufactured while subject to regulation. She will introduce a private member's bill on Thursday for the legal
New Zealanders will be asked whether cannabis should be legal for recreational use in 2020. Source: Getty The New Zealand government will hold a binding referendum on the legalisation of recreational cannabis during elections in 2020.
New Zealand is set to hold a binding referendum on the legislation of recreational cannabis, the government has announced.
The plebiscite would be held alongside the country's next general election, in 2020, Justice Minister Andrew Little to
Michelle O'Brien (Stirling) with her son Caleb (13).
MEDICINAL cannabis has substantially improved a Stirling teenager’s health but the extraordinary cost is putting it out of reach.
Michelle O’Brien said her son Caleb Bhatti’s seizures have reduced from 10 a day to one a week since he started taking Canadian company Tilray’s cannabidiol (CBD) product, a non-psychoactive compound from cannabis.
Caleb (13) was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was eight months old,
Photo: Stephanie Mackay and Jamie Blake pleaded guilty but had no conviction recorded. (ABC News: Emilia Terzon) A central Queensland mother and father have escaped jail time for administering home-grown cannabis oil to their five-year-old son with autism.
Jamie Blake and Stephanie Mackay produced their own cannabis oil to treat their son
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The bill, which is expected to pass next year, would allow Canberrans to legally cultivate four cannabis plants each. Sharehouses in Canberra could be teeming with pot plants when cannabis is legalised next year, with no household limits on the number of plants permissible. The private members bill from Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson removes the possession of cannabis under 50g as an offence and allows individuals to cultivate up to four plants.
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By day, Amanda Merendino works in a pharmacy. By night, she takes on a second job in a pub to pay for the medical cannabis that has turned her life around. The 29-year-old, who has had epilepsy since she was 12, pays almost $600 for a month’s supply of Tilray medical cannabis — a cost she is struggling to afford. Ms Merendino said the medicine had transformed her from a skeletal “zombie” on strong medication to control eight or nine seizures a day. Her weight had plummeted to