Cannabis has been used by humanity for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. After many years of unjustified prohibition and vilification in some countries, legal medicinal marijuana is now making a huge comeback – and it’s set to change the world of health and medicine dramatically.

Read more about how medical marijuana could benefit millions of patients and potentially treat a huge range of debilitating conditions more safely than current conventional pharmaceutical treatments.

Often confused with marijuana, industrial hemp does not intoxicate and has tens of thousands of uses – everything from textiles, medicines and building materials to biofuels and car parts.

A hardy, fast-growing and high-yielding crop, industrial hemp can be successfully grown on land where other crops can’t; with less water and other inputs such as pesticides and fertilizer. Learn more about this amazing plant, industrial hemp’s long association with humanity and its myriad uses and applications that can benefit all of us.

The latest news and reports from Australia and around the world on the legal medical marijuana and industrial hemp revolution. With new stories and information added regularly, our news section covers topics including politics, law, business, technology, medical breakthroughs, studies and survey reports.

Stay informed with the all the latest news from the sector and developments in the booming legal cannabis sector – this exciting industry is just getting into gear and the boom will only gain steam!

Latest Medical Marijuana And Industrial Hemp News

Cannabinoid and terpene research

NCCIH Announces Cannabinoid/Terpene Research Grant Winners

Nine new research grants from the USA's National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will fund investigations into the potential pain-relieving properties of...
Cannabidiol and vaping

Cannabidiol Caveat Emptor

The popularity of cannabidiol - and the prices people are willing to pay for it - is attracting shoddy and shonky operators putting people's...
McConnell takes on FDA over cannabidiol

McConnell Pushing FDA On Hemp-Derived Cannabidiol 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing the FDA to issue formal “enforcement discretion” on the sale of hemp CBD products. Currently it is...
Cannabis - Entourage Effect

Another Study To Examine Medical Cannabis “Entourage Effect”

Imperial College London and medical cannabis company EMMAC are teaming up to evaluate cannabinoids in relation to what's called the "entourage effect". What Is The...
Cannabidiol claims and the FTC

Another Warning Shot From FTC On Cannabidiol Claims

Last week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission sent more warning letters to companies over claims it alleges have been made relating to cannabidiol (CBD). This...