DUBAI: The UAE has eased some of its harsh drug laws, relaxing penalties for travellers who arrive in the country with products containing THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. The new law, published on Sunday in the UAE’s official gazette, says people caught carrying food, drinks and other items with cannabis into the country will no longer land in prison if it’s their first time. Instead, authorities will confiscate and destroy the products. The law marks
A NSW medical company has been forced to clarify it has nothing to do with the Taliban after being wrongly named by Afghanistan's new rulers as part of a cannabis processing deal. An Afghan farmer tending to marijuana plants in Balkh province. Source: AP A small Australian medical services consultancy has found itself embroiled in a mix-up after being wrongly identified in a business deal with the Taliban to set up a cannabis processing plant in Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman
The changes will improve patient access and reduce the administrative burden on prescribers, according to the TGA. GPs prescribing medicinal cannabis products now have the flexibility to substitute an equivalent product without having to apply for a new permit. GPs will now have a more streamlined process for prescribing medicinal cannabis following changes introduced on 22 November by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Special Access Scheme (SAS) and Authorised Pr
Andrew Forrest is the latest billionaire to enter the medicinal cannabis arena with a $5 million share placement by his family’s investment arm Tattarang into Perth-based health technology company Emyria. Dr Forrest’s foray into medicinal cannabis comes a few months after fellow iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart put $15 million behind the European expansion of another player, Little Green Pharma, in the growing sector. Andrew Forrest’s family investment arm Tattarang has put $5
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is making some important changes to the access framework and application processes for ‘unapproved’ medicinal cannabis products from 22 November 2021. The changes reduce administrative burden for prescribers and industry and further improve patient access to medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis product sponsors will no longer need to submit a declaration of compliance with the quality standard (Therapeutic Goods Order, TGO 93) to t
In this Nov. 6, 2017, file photo, a syringe loaded with a dose of CBD oil is shown in a research laboratory at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
A case study of a U.K. woman whose lung tumour shrunk without the aid of conventional treatments while she was taking a daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD) oil has scientists suggesting it may be worth studying the use of CBD oil further. The report, published in BMJ Case Reports in Octob