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

More USDA hemp plan approvals

USDA Approves More State Hemp Plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week the approval of hemp production plans for two more states and three more Indian tribes. The...
AusCann medical cannabis capsule clinical evaluation

AusCann Kicking Off Medical Cannabis Capsule Clinical Evaluation

AusCann Group Holdings Limited (ASX:AC8) announced on Tuesday it's ready to commence the company's first clinical evaluation, involving hard-shell capsules containing a medical cannabis...
Bod Australia and Swisse - hemp

BOD Australia And Swisse Team Up On Hemp

Bod Australia Ltd (ASX: BDA) has announced it has partnered with vitamin and skincare giant Swisse Wellness to launch a bunch of hemp-based products...
Kristi Noem - South Dakota hemp bill

South Dakota Governor Signs Hemp Bill Into Law

One of the USA's few remaining hemp holdout states is now very cautiously joining the country's cannabis revolution. On Friday, South Dakota governor Kristi Noem...
USDA approve Iowa state hemp plan

USDA Approves Iowa Hemp Plan

Iowa is good to go with the feds after the USDA recently approved its state plan under the USA's domestic hemp production program. "We know...