More than four out of 10 Australians are in favor of legalising cannabis according to a national survey, indicating a level of support for legal cannabis that has nearly doubled in just six years. A group of Australian researchers analyzed results of the National Drug Strategy Household Survey, a nationwide survey of public attitudes about drug use. Conducted every two to three years since 1985, the survey was last completed in 2019. Support for cannabis legalisation in Austr
More than 40% of Australians back legalisation of cannabis for personal use, National Drug Strategy Household Survey finds. A marijuana plant. The National Drug Strategy Household Survey found 41.1% support for legalising cannabis in 2019, up from 25.5% in 2013. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP Over 40% of Australians believe cannabis should be legalised, a figure that has nearly doubled since 2013, according to new analysis. Australian researchers have looked into changes in pub
Activists demanding the legalisation of cannabis at the annual Hemp Parade (Hanfparade) in Berlin, Germany. GETTY IMAGES At this point, all the new German coalition government has said is that it would allow “the controlled sale of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes in licensed shops,” an announcement that has brought the cannabis market to new heights and raised serious concerns among other European countries. The proposal to establish a regulated market for adult
A woman has told how she got her young son a cannabis licence despite his doctor’s reluctance, making him the youngest in the US to have one. Marie Myung-Ok Lee and her son Jason. Picture: Flash When Marie Myung-Ok Lee’s son Jason was three years old, he was diagnosed with severe autism.
The novelist tried every conventional treatment to help her child and did not work.
The college professor shared her story in the documentary Weed 6: Marijuana and Autism, available to stre
Legal notice published, following president's signature. A man lights up a joint. Recreational cannabis smokers are now free to light up in private. Photo: Shutterstock A bill to allow recreational cannabis use has been signed by President George Vella and is now part of Maltese law.
Legal Notice 478, published by the government on Saturday, notes that the Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis Act has now come into force and establishes Innovation Minister Owen Bonnici
Arena was CBDX's fourth-largest holdings at the end of November, at 11.8%. Pfizer Inc's (NYSE:PFE) agreed acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) for almost double the closing price of the stock in the previous trading sessions, is just the latest case of big pharma's confidence to get into cannabinoid-based research, said the manager of an ETF focused on the sector. Nawan Butt, portfolio manager of The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETC (CBDX) says it i
It's easy to grow and TGA approved but you still can't buy cannabis oil at the pharmacy. (Unsplash: CBD Infos) Help keep family & friends informed by sharing this article Since early 2021, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has allowed the sale of low-dose cannabidiol (CBD) preparations over the counter at Australian pharmacies. But you won't find any at your local chemist.
The situation is different overseas. In the United States, although not approved at a federal
Move by EU’s smallest member state likely to be followed by reform across rest of continent in 2022. The UN last year removed cannabis from a listing of drugs designated as potentially addictive and dangerous. Photograph: Richard Vogel/AP Malta will this week become the first European country to legalise the cultivation and possession of cannabis for personal use, pipping Luxembourg to the post, as the continent undergoes a wave of change to its drug laws. Possession of up to
Use, processing and sale of flowers and buds will also be legal, with THC content capped. Snacks with cannabis as an ingredient are shown at the Ganja Appetit exhibition at Seacon Square mall on Nov 26. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard) The Ministry of Public Health will next year push for legalisation of all cannabis parts, lifting the last remaining hurdle preventing full use and commercialisation of the plant. Thailand earlier removed stems, roots, leaves and sprigs of cannabis
Using artificial lights to grow cannabis is still illegal in the ACT. (ABC Canberra; Donal Sheil) When the personal use of cannabis was decriminalised in the ACT in January 2020, Mary couldn't wait to start growing the plant that she uses to treat her chronic depression and arthritis. "It was time to take our power back and grow for ourselves and produce our own medicine at a lower cost in a healthier way," she said. But she soon found Canberra's cool climate unsuitable for a