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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 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 27, 2020

Thailand's first official cannabis clinic is overflowing with patients. Within the first 10 days of the health center's grand opening, cannabis caregivers have attended to 4,639 patients, according to the Nation/Asia News Network. An additional 12,000 people are seekin...

January 22, 2020

Medicinal cannabis will now be available free of charge in the southern Italian region of Sicily, according to a decree signed on Tuesday by Sicilian health chief Ruggero Razza.

Photo: ANSA

The cost of medicinal cannabis for anyone suffering from chronic pain, cerebral p...

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 8, 2020

Bangkok: Thailand has opened its first full-time clinic specialising in traditional and alternative cannabis-based medicine, as part of a move by the government towards developing a medicinal cannabis industry.

"This is a pilot clinic, because we cannot produce enough d...

December 29, 2019

Elyse Johnson with mum Casey, dad Jamie and brother Blake is starting to show improvement in mobility after starting on a cannabis mouth spray. Photo/Taupo & Turangi Weekender

A Taupo toddler with an incurable brain stem tumour is beginning to show signs of increased mo...

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...

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