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August 31, 2017

Cultivation and manufacturing of medicinal cannabis is ramping up since the production process was legalised in Australia almost 12 months ago.

The country’s first commercial crop of medicinal cannabis was harvested last Friday, through a secret facility in southern M...

August 30, 2017

Epilepsy Tasmania CEO Wendy Groot with Michael Ferguson and Will Hodgman. Picture: Scott Gelston

Tasmanians will have access to medicinal cannabis when the state government’s Controlled Access Scheme starts on Friday.

From September 1 medical specialists will be able...

August 28, 2017

Australia’s first commercial crop of medicinal cannabis has been produced through a secret facility in southern Melbourne.

The medicinal cannabis industry is estimated to be worth $100m a year and was given Federal Government approval under a strict licensing regime e...

August 22, 2017

The TGA has criticised claims that red tape turns patients to black market cannabis
 

And one medicinal cannabis stakeholder says that doctors are unready when it comes to prescribing the drug.
 

The TGA has responded to claims made on the Lateline program that patients...

August 21, 2017

Cancer sufferer Matilda Kubany-Dean, 21, speaks to NSW Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, December, 2016. Doctors are recruiting cancer patients in a world-first cannabis trial in NSW for the prevention of chemotherapy i...

August 19, 2017

Last year Victoria made history when it became the first state to legalise medicinal cannabis.
 

Now the first commercially produced cannabis plants are being harvested and Sky News was given an exclusive look inside the Melbourne factory.
 

Peter Crock, CEO Cann Group s...

August 16, 2017

Photo: Brisbane father Steve Peek says cannabis oil has helped control his daughter Suli's seizures. (ABC News: Andree Withey)
 

A mountain of red tape for legal medicinal cannabis is forcing the families of seriously ill patients back into the black market, according t...

August 13, 2017

Sarah Fahy, GD Pharma validation engineer, dispensing the first SA-made medicinal cannabis. Picture: Tait Schmaal.
 

DOCTORS will be able to prescribe the first South Australian-produced medicinal cannabis products from next month.
 

GD Pharma’s oils will hit the market...

August 10, 2017

The NSW Government has voted down Labor legislation that would decriminalise cannabis possession.

The proposed legislation was to ensure that sufferers of terminal and serious medical conditions who rely on medicinal cannabis to ease their pain, would no longer be tre...

August 4, 2017

“I am totally confident that my new journey will have a positive success story to inspire others!"

Olivia Newton-John has shared a positive update about her health, revealing that she’s “feeling good.”

The 68-year-old announced two months ago that she was battling breast...

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