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

France's medical cannabis pilot program

Australian Companies Tapped To Provide Free Cannabis Medicines In France

France's Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) has chosen companies that will supply the country's free medical cannabis pilot program. In...
Hemp Action Plan

NHA Releases Hemp Action Plan For Biden Administration

The USA's National Hemp Association has produced an action plan touching on how hemp can be incorporated into the major climate initiatives identified by...
Medical cannabis Ireland

Cash For Ireland’s Medical Cannabis Scheme

Ireland's Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has announced provision for the delivery and funding of the country's Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme. Ireland’s then-Minister for...
Cannabidiol kills bacteria

Cannabidiol’s Bacteria Killing Credentials Again Confirmed

University of Queensland researchers have revealed cannabidiol can kill a wide range of harmful bacteria - including those responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires...
Australian Primary Hemp and Woolworths

Australian Primary Hemp Scores Woolworths Deal

Australian Primary Hemp (ASX:APH) announced on Tuesday it had secured a retail distribution agreement with Woolworths. The agreement involves APH's new Mt. Elephant range of...