July 13, 2019

For the first time, Australia is getting industry awards “to honour Australian cannabis and hemp pioneers”

With recent provisions for access to medical cannabis and hemp in Australia, the inaugural Cannabis Industry Awards Australia have been launched this year to “reco...

February 19, 2019

The number of special access approvals has shot up by hundreds over the past few months

The TGA has released its latest data on the use of unapproved medicinal cannabis products in Australia.

Such products can be accessed through the Authorised Prescriber Scheme (AP), th...

August 15, 2018

A survey has looked into how Australians use illicit cannabis to treat health conditions

Australians who use illicit cannabis for medical reasons do so mainly to treat mental health issues, chronic pain, and sleep problems.

An anonymous online survey of 1748 participants...

April 9, 2018

New US research shows cannabis laws are associated with a significantly lower rate of opioid prescribing

A cross-sectional study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal Medicine) has compared opioid prescribing trends between US sta...

February 24, 2018

There is only weak evidence to support claims that medicinal cannabis reduces opioid-related deaths, says drug abuse expert

A piece published in The Conversation has suggested that opioids can be substituted by medicinal cannabis with more effective results.


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