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February 27, 2019

A 69-year-old Mandurah man has been charged $2000 after he grew large amounts of cannabis in his backyard. He claims it was for medicinal purposes only. 

A Mandurah man has been fined $2000 after he grew a big quantity of cannabis in his backyard.

Gary Kennedy, who suffe...

February 22, 2019

Photo: Katelyn Lambert was just 11 months old when she was diagnosed with severe, intractable epilepsy. (ABC Central Coast: Meghna Bali)

It was the day Michael Lambert watched his infant daughter suffer a violent two-and-a-half-hour seizure that he says he decided break...

February 22, 2019

FIX IT: Lucy Haslam is appalled with Dan's Law and wants the nation to rally for easier cannabis access. Photo: Gareth Gardner 200219GGE02

In a one-on-one interview with the Leader, Lucy Haslam reveals the pain this Sunday will bring, marking four years since her son's...

February 21, 2019

Greens leader Richard Di Natale is seen at the Melbourne Free Cannabis Community 420 Rally held at Flagstaff Gardens in Melbourne on Friday, April 20, 2018. Source: AAP Image/David Crosling.

The legalisation of cannabis will be front and centre of the Australian Greens’...

February 21, 2019

Laura Bryant was full of hope when she was finally approved for access to medicinal cannabis.


Cannabis oil was the only treatment that relieved her debilitating pain but for many years she was forced to buy it on the black market.

Medicinal cannabis user Laura Bryant.Cr...

February 20, 2019

The ACT's parliament is set to hold an inquiry into a proposal to legalise cannabis, leading to a blow-up between Labor and the Greens.
 

The Greens sided with the Liberal party to refer Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson's private member's bill that would allow peopl...

February 20, 2019

Cannabis has been used for thousands of years. (Getty Images: Victoria Bee Photography)

Thousands of Australians are now using medicinal cannabis to treat conditions like chronic pain and anorexia.

Yesterday, the ABC revealed more than 3,100 medicinal cannabis scripts ha...

February 19, 2019

Jenny Hallam. Picture: AAP Image/Brenton Edwards

A South Australian medical cannabis producer who was charged with manufacturing and possessing cannabis for sale has told her loyal supporters she pleaded guilty to the charges after a marathon legal battle.

Jenny Hall...

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...

February 19, 2019

Greg Hunt speaks at the launch of the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Australia body

Health Minister Greg Hunt has said that medicinal cannabis shouldn’t be seen in a “mythical, mystical” context, at the launch of a national advocacy body

Mr Hunt launched the Medicinal Canna...

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