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February 15, 2020

An inmate stands against a fence at the Adjustment Center yard. Source: AFP

An American pilot program is attributed as the reason tens of thousands of inmates in California, many from ethnic minorities, will have cannabis convictions dismissed.

More than 85,000 marijuana...

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 31, 2020

ACT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise the personal use of cannabis after the new laws came into effect on Friday. 

For IT worker Evan*, his method of unwinding after work has been illegal up until now.

The Canberran public servant and has been us...

January 30, 2020

The state government is expected to announce on Friday whether Labor will act on a recommendation that illicit drug use and public order offences no longer be crimes, ahead of the release of a productivity commission report into recidivism.

In the 11th major review of Q...

January 30, 2020

This weekend, some of us will be able to smoke cannabis legally for the first time. But the Prime Minister has issued a warning.

Plumes of cannabis smoke are forecast to rise out of the nation’s capital this weekend — when Australians will be able to legally smoke canna...

January 30, 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he "won't be partaking" when the ACT becomes the first Australian state where cannabis is legal on Saturday.

"I would expect federal law enforcement agencies to enforce the law": Prime Minister Scott Morrison

However Mr Morrison continu...

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...

December 28, 2019

The judgment came about after a man from Naples was convicted for having a plant Credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/File Photo 

Italy's supreme court has ruled that cultivating cannabis on a small scale for personal use is legal, in a landmark judgment expected to provo...

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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