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June 30, 2020

Clay Drummond can't sleep more than 30 minutes at a time. He is permanently exhausted and in excruciating pain.

Ever since being diagnosed with an inoperable tumour seven years ago, the New Plymouth man been in agonising pain - and he says the pain is not just from the...

June 29, 2020

The new legislation makes it easier for patients in the state of Queensland to get medical cannabis.

Image by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP

Australian Doctors and GPs in the northern state of Queensland can now prescribe medicinal cannabis to any patient with any condit...

June 28, 2020

Experts have renewed calls for NSW Police to ditch unreliable roadside drug test devices, after police targets to detect almost 300,000 crimes across the state this year were revealed.

Figures revealed by The Sun-Herald showed police aim to carry out almost 18,000 searc...

June 22, 2020

- Geoffrey Guy, who founded GW Pharmaceuticals in 1998, made £5.8m last year

- GW's chief executive Justin Gover pocketed an eye-watering £7.2m

- Epidiolex, an oral solution to combat the seizures suffered by people with epilepsy, was approved in Europe last year

- Epidio...

David Heilpern is something of a legend in the NSW Northern Rivers. The former Lismore magistrate is known throughout the region for the just decisions he handed down in relation to residents who’d been caught out by the unjust laws that govern the NSW roadside drug te...

June 17, 2020

Recently retired magistrate David Heilpern. Photo Jeff Dawson

Stopping domestic violence should be the NSW justice system’s first priority, rather than the endless war on cannabis, a recently retired local magistrate says.

In his first interview after 21 years on the b...

June 14, 2020

Police officials argue proposed bill, to be debated by ministers on Sunday, would lead to uptick in drug abuse, but vow to 'enforce whatever is decided'

A man smoking medical cannabis at Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam, last year. Credit: Daniel Chechik

The Is...

June 12, 2020

As of next month students will be able to learn how to cultivate, extract and produce medicinal-grade cannabis products.

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This article originally appeared on VICE US.

One of New Zealand’s leading universities will soon become the first in the country to of...

June 10, 2020

Exclusive: data shows hugely disproportionate treatment, which experts say helps trap young Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system.

A police officer patrolling the streets in Sydney. Research has found Indigenous people caught with small amounts of cannabis in...

June 9, 2020

Actor uses THC and CBD to soothe swollen joints.

William Shatner has said he uses cannabis for medical reasons.

The 89-year-old actor said that he has been taking cannabis extracts such as CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) to help manage pain and swelling...

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