March 30, 2017

Urgent action: Lake Heights parents Yvonne Cooper and Daniel Phelps want legal access to medicinal cannabis for their eight-year-old daughter Sienna who suffers ''severe, uncontrolled'' seizures. Picture: Sylvia Liber

Legal access to medicinal cannabis can not come so...

March 28, 2017

Meredith Bower, a customer at Takoma Wellness Center in Washington DC. Meredith uses cannabis to ease phantom limb pain, after her leg was amputated. Photo: Getty

AS Canada moves to legalise recreational marijuana, Australia may still have a while to wait before it ca...

March 25, 2017

Do you use cannabis and want to kick the habit?

Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) wants to help.

The area health service is on the search for willing participants who want to trying to stop or reduce their cannabis use to take part in a global-first trial...

March 25, 2017

An Israeli company is formulating the first “cannaceutical” aiming to help people with insomnia and other sleep disorders

The product, called ican.sleep, is a “cannaceutical” (pharmaceutical-grade cannabis product) that is lined up to be launched in the global market fo...

March 24, 2017

Lindsay and lanai Carter.

THE state government has amended laws to allow licensed cannabis growers and researchers to supply seeds to Australia’s medicinal cannabis market.

The amendment, under the Drugs Misuse Act 1986, follows this year’s federal move to allow cert...

March 23, 2017

Hemp food sales get green light from regulator - now it's up to government

HEMP seed has again been recommended for sale as food in Australia and New Zealand – with farmers confident government will allow it for human consumption by the end of next month.

Today’s dec...

March 23, 2017

Patients have been quoted up to $USD 26,000 a year, or about $AUD 93 a day, from an approved importer.

PATIENTS wanting legal access to medicinal cannabis have been told they’ll need to fork out tens of thousands of dollars a year for the drug, as the state and federa...

March 22, 2017

Western Downs Regional Council is planning to spend thousands of dollars drug-testing employees.

WESTERN Downs Regional Council plans to spend at least $30-48,000 a year drug testing employees, according to a new report.

The program, which began in November last year...

March 22, 2017

Health Minister Cameron Dick is calling for medicinal cannabis to be subsidised on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

It comes as a parliamentary committee examines a bill which aims to make access to the drug cheaper and more available for sick Queenslanders.


March 22, 2017

Droplets of oil form on the surface of a Cannabis plant in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014. Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi

Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has launched a report endorsing decriminalisa...

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