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A world-first study is about to take place in Perth to find out if cannabis can improve the quality of life of people with dementia. Credit: Getty Images

A world-first study is about to take place in Perth to find out if cannabis can improve the quality of life of peopl...

Laws will make smoking cannabis legal in the nation’s capital from January. Picture: AP/Richard Vogel

A former Australian Public Service commissioner has warned highly paid Canberra bureaucrats should not smoke cannabis ­despite laws making it legal in the nation’s capi...

September 28, 2019

Health minister says he will leave legal issues to attorney general as criticism from senior ministers grows.

Health minister Greg Hunt says he is ‘very concerned’ by the legalisation of cannabis in the ACT as it poses ‘a very significant health risk’. Photograph: Enigm...

Medicinal cannabis applications take longer than the NSW government says they do. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Documents obtained by Business Insider Australia have revealed the actual waiting times experienced by medicinal cannabis patients in New S...

September 25, 2019

The ACT has legalised recreational cannabis use. Picture: istock

The nation’s capital made history on Wednesday, becoming the first Australian jurisdiction to legalise cannabis for recreational use.

The bill, bought by Labor backbencher Michael Pettersson, was passed in...

September 25, 2019

But the move might clash with federal drug laws. Credit: 7NEWS / Getty

The ACT Legislative Assembly is expected to pass a bill legalising possessing and growing cannabis for personal use in the nation's capital.

The private member's bill on Wednesday from Labor backbench...

September 25, 2019

A cannabis plant in Paris, France. Source: AAP

The recreational use of cannabis in Canberra looks likely to become legal as the ACT Legislative Assembly is set to pass a bill.
 

Possessing and growing cannabis for personal use looks set to become legal in the nation's ca...

September 24, 2019

The career of West Coast star Willie Rioli has been thrown into further turmoil, with the AFL announcing that a drug test allegedly found cannabis in his system on the night of the elimination final win over Essendon.

Rioli had already been cited for an alleged urine su...

September 22, 2019

Anutin sees largest facility for growing herb in Asean embark on first crop.

Inspecting the goods: Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul attends a special cannabis planting ceremony at an organic farm in Chiang Mai's Maejo University. At least 12,000 cannabis sprou...

September 20, 2019

Canberra won't be the next Canada or Colorado, where marijuana is sold in shops, according to the ACT politician behind the push to legalise the drug for personal use in the territory.

Michael Pettersson is also assured that his proposed cannabis bill won't clash with C...

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