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February 7, 2020

A Tasmanian woman suffering from Crohn's disease has called on the federal government to introduce a permit system which would allow patients to grow cannabis for medicinal use.

In her submission to a Senate inquiry into barriers facing patients in accessing medicinal c...

February 4, 2020

Medical cannabis has been widely available in Canada and parts of the US for some time now. (Getty)

A multiple sclerosis sufferer is calling on cannabis to be legalised Australia-wide, saying exclusively limiting the ability to possess and grow the plant to residents...

February 3, 2020

As of Friday, cannabis is now legal for personal use in the ACT.

It is a genuinely momentous act - especially when one considers the strong historical current the ACT is swimming against.

A taxed and regulated cannabis sector is a win for government, entrepreneurs and co...

February 1, 2020

Advocates have welcomed Canberra's contentious new cannabis regime, hoping it sparks a broader public discussion about drug law reform and paves the way for an open market for the substance.

But critics have again sounded the alarm about the changes, warning of the ha...

January 28, 2020

The new laws allow each person aged 18 and over to be in possession of no more than 50 grams of dried cannabis. (Image: Getty)

What about the federal laws?

Considerable uncertainty still exists over potential conflicts between these fresh ACT laws and federal laws that c...

January 20, 2020

Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

MRSA bacteria, one of the most common hospital superbugs. Photograph: Alamy

A compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon i...

January 19, 2020

A driver with a prescription for medicinal cannabis oil has had a charge of drug driving dismissed by an Adelaide magistrate in a landmark finding.

Now Brenton Peters, who says the cannabis oil provides him with relief from the muscle cramps and stiffness associated wit...

January 13, 2020

Photo: Under the new laws, an adult can cultivate two plants but is unable to buy cannabis seeds. (Flickr: Will Power)
 

Cannabis will be legal in the ACT come the end of the month, but those hoping to light up might have to break the law to do so.

Key points:

  • Buying,...

December 29, 2019

Photo: Stepfh El has had surgery eight times to treat her endometriosis, but she says the pain can still be unbearable. (Supplied) 
 

Canberra women with endometriosis are self-medicating with cannabis, but legalising the drug might not help

Stepfh El started to develop...

December 12, 2019

Grandparents recognised for medical science support.

Philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert have been recognised with Honorary Fellowships by the University of Sydney for their pioneering collaboration on the establishment of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therap...

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