The Andrews Labor Government has released a report into road safety and medicinal cannabis which considered how a medicinal cannabis patients’ fitness to drive could be assessed.
The Government established the Medicinal Cannabis and Safe Driving Working Group to look at a range of evidence and options under which medicinal cannabis patients might be allowed to drive, while ensuring the safety of all Victorian road users.
It is currently an offence in Victoria to drive wi
When the pain from his cancer got too great and the pain medication made him argumentative and fuzzy, Kevin Jocumsen told his wife he was planning to walk in front of a bus. His family intervened and just a few weeks later he was part of a clinical trial for a cannabis-derived treatment that would go on to completely change his quality of life. Kevin Jocumsen with wife Leeanne.
Mr Jocumsen was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 years ago and doctors believed they had tackled
Cannabis plants seized at a Dunlop growhouse. Picture: ACT Policing Cannabis users ramped up consumption to as much as 25 days a month during periods of stress from changes to their employment, financial or living situations, exacerbated by the national pandemic and resulting Covid lockdowns. A study by the Australian Institute of Criminology has provided some first-hand insights into why people use cannabis and why some increased their usage during the pandemic. The research
Olivia Newton-John is "feeling good" amid her ongoing cancer battle. The Grease star has credited husband John Easterling, the founder of the Amazon Herb Company, with helping her overcome the pain associated with her health crisis. In an interview with America's Closer Weekly magazine, Newton-John said: "My husband makes me tinctures that help immensely with pain, inflammation, sleep and anxiety. "I'd like to research all that and find out what else is going on because I fee
PLANT MAP: Victorian agricultural scientists are claiming a world first, with DNA mapping of the cannabis genome. Picture: Agriculture Victoria.
Victorian agricultural scientists are claiming a world first by unlocking the genetic code of medicinal cannabis.
The scientists say their advanced DNA analysis has created the world's most complete genomic reference.
Not all cannabis varieties are the same. Victoria is aiming to become Australia's home of cannabis production with
A study in the journal Science Advances reported that ‘cannabis sativa was first domesticated in early Neolithic times in East Asia’ All current hemp and drug cultivars diverged from an ancestral gene pool currently represented by feral plants and landraces in China, the study said Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers have found. Photo: AFP Cannabis was first domesticated around 12,000 years ago in China, researchers found, after analy
PITTSBURGH – States that legalise recreational cannabis experience a short-term decline in opioid-related emergency department visits, particularly among 25- to 44-year-olds and men, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Published today in the journal Health Economics, the study shows that even after the temporary decline wears off, recreational cannabis laws are not associated with increases in opioid-related emergency
Advanced DNA analysis has allowed Victorian scientists to unlock the genetic code of medicinal cannabis, creating the world’s most complete genomic reference.
Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas has congratulated scientists at Agriculture Victoria who have paved the way for faster precision breeding of medical cannabis, highlighting the importance of scientific research.
Laboratories have been fitted with state-of-the-art technology that can precisely measure and qu
The Department of Health says it has nothing to do with regulating the prices charged by pharmacies for medicinal cannabis products Complaints regarding clinic consultations and the prices charged for resultant prescriptions for medicinal cannabis products have nothing to do with it, says the Department of Health. The Department was responding to a Question on Notice from this year’s Senate Estimates hearings in which Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA) asked whether there wa
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