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December 28, 2016

Jodie Sheean has terminal cancer and her devoted dad, Phil, has given up his life in Victoria to care for her on the Gold Coast.

JODIE Sheean is so glad this story is being written.

“Dad deserves recognition for what he’s done,” the 38-year-old said of a man who, in a...

December 28, 2016

Cultivating billions on cannabis. (AmeriCann)

California is at the forefront of the US medical marijuana industry, and weed’s positive impact on the state’s economy has been huge, generating $2.8 billion in 2015, with $6.5 billion annually expected by 2020.

The state...

December 28, 2016

Elyse Johnson with mum Casey, dad Jamie and brother Blake is starting to show improvement in mobility after starting on a cannabis mouth spray.

A Taupo toddler with an incurable brain stem tumour is beginning to show signs of increased mobility four weeks after starti...

December 28, 2016

If you live in one of the 28 American states that have legalized medical cannabis and are planning a trip Down Under to celebrate, you might be wondering about the state of Australia’s cannabis laws. Medical marijuana, as you may have heard, is federally legal in Austr...

December 27, 2016

According to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health, states that have implemented medicinal cannabis law have reported lower numbers of traffic fatalities than states that do not have such laws.

Julian Santaella-Tenorio, an epidemiologist at Columbia Unive...

December 27, 2016

Section Grower Morgan Blenk inspects a marijuana plant clone before planting it at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls, Ontario, March 19, 2014.

A survey, conducted over three decades, has found that more and more Australians are supporting decriminalisation of marij...

December 25, 2016

There has been a sharp switch in attitude towards recreational marijuana use since 2013, the survey found.

For the first time more Australians support decriminalising the use of marijuana than those who back retaining its classification as an illicit drug, a survey co...

December 24, 2016

Medical cannabis campaigners and millionaire investors have criticised governments for their approach to a so-called ‘wonder drug’.

Clinical trials of medicinal cannabis will soon begin in NSW, but Narrandera medical marijuana advocate Rach Cregan said patients were unw...

December 23, 2016

Herbal remedy for an aching nation.

Marijuana advocates say weed is a natural miracle drug that can relieve pain and much more. But rarely do they advance the argument that marijuana saves lives by preventing traffic accidents. Now they will.

A study conducted at Colum...

December 23, 2016

Pot shot: Newcastle's Calvary Mater Hospital will begin a clinical trial on the effectiveness of medicinal cannabis on appetite in cancer patients from January.

NEWCASTLE’S Calvary Mater Hospital will be involved in a world-first clinical trial into the effects of med...

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