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

Australian Natural Therapeutic Group and Asterion Cannabis

Australia’s ANTG And Canada’s Asterion Cannabis Signal Intention To Merge

A merger between local medicinal cannabis company Australian Natural Therapeutics GroupĀ  (ANTG) and Canada's Asterion Cannabis Inc. will deliver what is claimed to be...
THC and driving impairment

THC And Driving Impairment Duration

Researchers at Australia's Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney have defined durations of impairment after THC dosing - but it's...
Hemp in Idaho

Finally, Hemp For Idaho?

The decades-long struggle to reintroduce industrial hemp cultivation to Idaho may soon be over. Idaho is the only remaining U.S. state where hemp continues to...
Puro medical cannabis harvest - New Zealand

Harvest Of NZ’s Largest Medical Cannabis Crop Commences

New Zealand medical cannabis company Puro has kicked off the harvest of its crop, which it claims to be the largest in the country...
Medipharm Labs - Australia

MediPharm Labs Exports First Australian Medical Cannabis To Germany

MediPharm Labs has announced the export of its first shipment of cannabis oil products manufactured in Australia to Germany. The products - capsules containing cannabis...