Children as young as eight are being given cannabis as part of a medical trial to test the drug's benefits on treating behavioural issues (stock image) Children as young as eight given cannabis as part of trial to treat bad behaviour Murdoch Children's Research Institute started trial at start of year in Melbourne Study is focused on children living with a disability and with behavioural issues If the study is successful, cannabis could provide alternative to antidepressants
Photo: Current laws in Vanuatu prohibit the cultivation of marijuana. (Vanuatu Department of Tourism/K Related Story: 'It doesn't get you stoned': Mature-age cannabis users break the law for pain relief Related Story: A scientific dope dive: What's the evidence for medical marijuana? Related Story: Here's a first look at how many Australians are taking medicinal cannabis An American company has opted to trial a new experimental cannabis-derived drug on diabetics in Vanuatu as
West Australian man Jim Plamondon claims to have found a loophole to legally import medicinal cannabis into Australia. The former Busselton resident said he used the Therapeutic Goods Administration Traveller's Exemption to bypass Australian bureaucracy, and claims to be the first Australian to have succeeded at the feat. Mr Plamandon said he successfully brought Thai-prescribed cannabis products into WA to treat his chronic pain on April 8. West Australian man Jim Plamondon
Ten people were arrested as part of a joint operation involving WA Police, the Australian Border Force and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, in WA’s south metropolitan district earlier this year. Picture: WA Police The “faceless” bosses of a Vietnamese organised crime gang were being sent hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in profits from an epidemic of cannabis grow houses positioned all over Perth, court documents have revealed. Taskforce Silverdrift wa
Patients are turning to medicinal cannabis for symptom relief.
The first national surveys of patients and specialists across Australia
Two new surveys announced for patients using or considering using medicinal cannabis to ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and for specialists caring for these patients. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a debilitating condition. The anonymous survey will ask patients how their Inflammatory Bowel Disease symptoms affect thei
The NSW government is growing medicinal cannabis at a secret location as part of a production trial. Eight different varieties of medicinal cannabis are being grown by the NSW government in a high-security facility in a secret regional location. The NSW government was the first in Australia to receive commonwealth permission to cultivate medicinal cannabis. The NSW government is now working out the best growing conditions for the crop.
The research is being conducted in a t
Photo: Olive Wraight has been treating her chronic pain with medicinal cannabis. (ABC South West: Sebastian Neuweiler) Related Story: 'It doesn't get you stoned': Mature-age cannabis users break the law for pain relief Related Story: A scientific dope dive: What's the evidence for medical marijuana? Related Story: Here's a first look at how many Australians are taking medicinal cannabis At 89 years old, a suicidal Olive Wraight walked into her church in Bunbury, south of Pert
Australia’s “disproportionate” drug driving laws should be overhauled as part of a proposal to legalise recreational cannabis use for adults in the ACT Under a law proposed by Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson, residents would be legally allowed to carry up to 50 grams of cannabis and would be allowed cultivate up to four plants at their home - the sale of the drug would remain illegal. The inquiry has generated a lot of interest, with the ACT Law Society saying drug driv
RESEARCHERS at the University of Notre Dame are recruiting people to take part in a ground-breaking study on the use of medicinal cannabis to treat dementia. The world-leading clinical trial, aimed at improving the quality of life for thousands of people with dementia, will be undertaken by the university’s Institute for Health Research in partnership with Israel-based company MGC Pharmaceuticals. The 14-month clinical trial will involve 50 people aged 65 and older who have m
Olivia Newton-John attends the 2018 G'Day USA Los Angeles Gala at the InterContinental Hotel Los Angeles in 2018. (Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) Olivia Newton-John wears many hats. “I’m a mother, a wife, a singer, an actress, a cancer philanthropist, author,” she says. And whether you know her from Grease, Xanadu, Glee or RuPaul’s Drag Race, you know this about her: The longtime celeb is a ray of sunshine. And she credits that, in part, to how she’s dealt with th