A NSW woman's reasoning for allegedly having drugs in her system while driving has been dismissed by police. The driver was pulled over in Oran Park, southwest Sydney, on Friday evening where she underwent random testing for alcohol and drugs. She returned a positive reading for cannabis, leading to her arrest. However the 21-year old informed officers the drug was prescribed for pain management. "So it's allowed," she reportedly told police, according to the Traffic and High
Australian medical cannabis companies are ploughing millions into research in a race to bring the first over-the-counter CBD product to pharmacies, with the sector expecting stock to hit shelves next year. However, consumers have been warned to expect prices for these medicines to be higher than in other countries like the US and UK and could run into the hundreds of dollars a month. While no current prices are yet to be set for any Australian over-the-counter medicines, for
Canberrans’ marijuana usage went up significantly last year, wastewater monitoring has shown. Photo: File. Canberrans consumed cannabis in record amounts last year but turned away from other drugs, the latest wastewater drug monitoring report has shown. The latest report from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) collated wastewater samples collected in August and October last year. It covered around 57 per cent of the Australian population and noted in its c
Following community feedback, Maribyrnong council has decided to take the next step in its medicinal cannabis endeavor.
The community engagement process began in September last year, following a council meeting requesting community feedback on the initiative, the aim of which is to offset council rates by establishing an enterprise that would cultivate, produce and manufacture medicinal cannabis. While initially set to run for six weeks, the engagement process was extended u