Amid the pandemic the medicinal marijuana industry is approaching maturation, as bankers and regulators cautiously take a toke. Cann Group has taken a 2% stake in iuvo. When Rich Lister Barry Lambert and his family gave $33.7 million to the University of Sydney to fund research into medicinal cannabis in June 2015, he liked the idea he was helping to break a taboo. The retired accountant – who sold his business Count Financial to the Commonwealth Bank for more than $373 milli
Families have spoken to Metro.co.uk about their struggle getting hold of ‘life changing medicine’ (Picture: Hannah Deacon/Rachel Rankmore/Getty Images)
Parents of severely epileptic children continue to spend thousands every month on medical cannabis oil, despite it being available from the NHS since 2018.
The health service has only given out three prescriptions in two years, despite many more families reporting ‘life changing’ effects from the treatment.
The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine is pushing for the use of medical cannabis in traditional Thai medicines, with plans to cultivate the cannabis plant at 150 Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals nationwide. Director-General of the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine, Amporn Benjaponpitak, has declared the department's use of cannabis with Thai traditional medicine in the 2020 fiscal year a success. Dr Amporn said the Public Health Mi
Sienna Richardson's mother Lucy said her improvement after securing a private prescription for medical cannabis oil has been a "miracle" A seven-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy has made an "amazing" recovery after beginning a medicinal cannabis oil treatment, her family said. Sienna Richardson, from Telford, was diagnosed with Landau Kleffner syndrome. The family secured a prescription from a private practice for her - which her mother said had been a "miracle". They ar
Plant Medicine: An organisation called Unharm said "the idea that there's some kind of public health benefit in criminalising its use is ridiculous". Picture: Mullaways Adults caught using or possessing cannabis are much more likely to be charged in the Hunter than affluent areas of Sydney. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data, compiled for the Newcastle Herald, reveals more than 2350 people in the Hunter faced court for cannabis use or possession over the past fi
Low-dose CBD cannabis oil can be sold in pharmacies from next year. Image: Stephen Stockwell From early 2021 you'll technically be allowed to buy low-dose cannabis oil from pharmacies without a prescription. Firstly, these products won't get you high. This is only low-dose CBD oil we're talking about and products won’t be allowed to have more than 1 per cent THC (which is the psychoactive part of the plant). When the changes come in on February 1 next year, the maximum dose f
Today the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced a final decision to down-schedule certain low dose cannabidiol (CBD) preparations from Schedule 4 (Prescription Medicine) to Schedule 3 (Pharmacist Only Medicine). The decision will allow low-dose CBD containing products, up to a maximum of 150 mg/day, for use in adults that have been approved by the TGA, to be supplied over-the-counter by a pharmacist, without a prescription. The decision limits over-the-counter supp
Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects up to one in nine women. Image: Source: Unsplash, Yuris Alhumaydy Growing up, Georgia's family thought she was a bit of a hypochondriac because she'd always complain about weird aches and pains. Even doctors didn't really take her symptoms seriously.
"Every day waking up, I'm not sure what I'm going to be in for. It's a bit of a Russian roulette."Finally, after years of pain and other chronic symptoms, Georgia was diagnosed w
San Francisco (CNN Business)In a matter of hours on election night, recreational cannabis measures got the go-ahead in four more states: Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. That doesn't mean that people in those locations can legally buy weed for non-medical use just yet. Although the moves at the ballot box further bolster the $19 billion US cannabis industry, the passages are early steps in an often complex and lengthy process. History shows that it could take mo
A cannabis flower in bloom The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to decriminalise cannabis at the federal level for the first time. It calls for removing cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances and erasing certain federal convictions. It also supports reinvestment in communities adversely impacted by the decades-long "war on drugs". The bill is very unlikely to be taken up in the Republican-controlled Senate. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestmen