Police remove plants from the Capel home. Picture: Kate Fielding / South Western Times A Capel man who was “making money” out of growing cannabis in his backyard has been jailed for 12 months. Police raided Vivian Charles Ian William Pell’s Tucker Street home on February 1 when they discovered 18 cannabis plants, nearly 3kg of cannabis material, 1000 cannabis seeds, clip seal bags, electronic scales, smoking implements and $965 in cash. The plants were irrigated and liquid fe
Rich-lister Barry Lambert had no interest in medicinal cannabis until it saved his granddaughter from the ravages of a devastating illness. Five years on, he’s become an international cannabis mogul. At 73, Barry Lambert listed his cannabis company Ecofibre on the Australian Stock Exchange. Credit: Louie Douvis/John Shakespeare Barry Lambert’s cannabis company Ecofibre is launched on the Australian Stock Exchange on a bright autumn day in Sydney. This is the first ASX listing
Cannabis grown in unlicensed facilities in Canada by NYSE-listed CannTrust may have found its way to Australia via its distribution deal with Victorian medicinal marijuana company Cannatrek. The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration said it is Canada's job to ensure exports are legal and that it hasn't been notified of any issues by the Canadian authorities. Cannatrek has not responded to requests for comment. However, cannabis industry expert Rhys Cohen told Business I
SCIENTISTS have revealed that CANNABIS could be the cure for pancreatic cancer after tumours completely disappeared from mice they treated with marijuana-derived compounds. Researchers at Harvard University say the treatment killed all the tumour cells in 70 per cent of mice with pancreatic cancer - a cancer that kills 93 per cent of its sufferers within five years. The Harvard team say they need to investigate their miracle find further before any concrete claims can be made
Professor Adrian Dunlop's trial on using cannabis medicine to treat cannabis dependence made interesting findings. A cannabis spray has been successfully used to treat Hunter residents who are dependent on the drug. The study included patients from Hunter New England Health's cannabis clinic. It involved a 12-week clinical trial of 128 people taking a cannabis-based medication called Nabiximols. It was the first study to show Nabiximols was a "safe and effective" treatment fo
Jeff Collins wants it to be easier for Territorains to get the scripts. (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images) NO-ONE in the Territory has been prescribed medicinal cannabis or filled a prescription for the drug in the NT, shows new figures. According to NT Health Department data, no community pharmacies and hospital pharmacies in the Territory have records of the drug being prescribed. A spokeswoman said individual patients may have seen interstate specialists or been prescr
Claims refuted: Barnaby Joyce. Photo: File In a subscriber-first exclusive, see the video of the bizarre exchange that unfolded in the Tamworth cinema between Barnaby Joyce and Lucy Haslam. Barnaby Joyce has been filmed in a bizarre 15 minute exchange with theatregoers at Thursday night's screening of medicinal cannabis documentary High As Mike, where the New England MP was accused "of not understanding the issue." Mr Joyce refuted claims by medicinal cannabis campaigner Lucy
Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul (above) holding up a bottle of cannabis oil at a press briefing yesterday. The first batch of the oil was delivered less than a year after Thailand loosened restrictions on the narcotic last December.PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS, COURTESY OF BHUMJAITHAI PARTY
4,500 5ml bottles delivered by govt body as hospitals prepare to prescribe the treatment Thailand's state-owned drug-maker presented its first batch of cann
A marijuana plant in Paris, France. Source: AAP
Luxembourg will become the first European country to legalise the production and consumption of cannabis - and it wants its EU neighbours to join it.
Health minister Etienne Schneider said the government would relax the country's drug laws because the policy it has had for the past 50 years "did not work".
“Forbidding everything made it just more interesting to young people," he told Politico, as reported by The Guardian.
'My Kitchen Rules' star Pete Evans and his daughters Chilli and Indii. (Instagram)
Celebrity chef Pete Evans is no stranger to controversy, and this week he again raised eyebrows after admitting he'd rather his kids 'have cannabis' than drink alcohol when they're of age.
The My Kitchen Rules star made the surprising admission on Instagram yesterday when asked by a follower how he would feel if his daughters smoked weed, given his pro-cannabis stance.
"They are fully aw