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Cannabis could play a role in preventing serious diseases.

Plant cannabinoids are well-known to be quite safe and to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties. (Nicholas Belton/iStockphoto)

Preventive medicine is a hot topic these days – everyo...

December 29, 2017

Live music. Free T-shirts. A "Fweedom" celebration with mystery prize boxes, and a shot at a behind-the-scenes tour.

California's legal pot market opens for business on January 1 2018.

Marijuana legalisation arrives on January 1 in California with lots of hoopla, but o...

December 29, 2017

[Editorial opinion]

The shocking news today that the driver suspected of causing the horrific triple-fatal crash on the NSW south coast this week was likely under the influence of methadone throws the NSW police’s drug-testing regime into sharp focus.

Methadone and o...

December 27, 2017

Doctors are finding it “near impossible” to subscribe medicinal cannabis to patients.
 

Barry Lambert, Australian businessman and medicinal cannabis advocate, tells Ross Greenwood patients are waiting too long to get their medication.

“Doctors trying to subscribe [medi...

Professor Jennifer Martin, Chair of Clinical Pharmacology at The University of Newcastle.

A GP hotline NSW Health claims will “cut the red tape” for medical cannabis will take advice from a doctor who has said we should “stop the hype” around the drug and there is “no...

December 25, 2017

Information booklets on medicinal cannabis, which aim to make it easier for doctors to prescribe the controversial drug, have been released.
 

Advocates have placed part of the blame on the low adoption of medicinal cannabis products on most doctors having little knowle...

Doctors have been given new guidelines on how effective medical cannabis treatments are. Picture: AP Photo/ Eric Gay

AUSTRALIAN doctors have been given official guidelines on how effective medical cannabis is for treating patients with chronic pain and epilepsy.

New...

December 22, 2017

Medicinal marijuana is legally available in Queensland, but its use must be prescribed and approved by medical professionals.

A BEACONSFIELD man busted by police with a bag of marijuana told a court he was using the drug for pain relief following surgery for prostate...

December 15, 2017

Rosemeadow resident Thomas Griffin outside the Campbelltown Civic Centre. Picture: Chris Lane. (Inset of a marijuana plant).

A Rosemeadow man has been left disappointed after his bid to host a event spruiking the benefits of medicinal cannabis and hemp products was qu...

Psychiatric patients treated with a substance found in cannabis, cannabidiol, showed a significant reduction in psychotic symptoms and were also more likely to be rated as “improved” by their psychiatrist, our latest study shows.

Psychotic disorders affect two to thre...

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