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

Texas Hemp Plan Submitted To USDA

The Texas Hemp Program outline has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for approval. Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Commissioner Sid Miller...
New York hemp regulatory framework

Regulatory Framework For Hemp In New York State

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday signed legislation into law establishing a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and hemp...
Medipharm Labs cannabis processing Victoria

Medical Cannabis Processing Facility Opened In Wonthaggi

In the Australian state of Victoria, Canadian medicinal cannabis company MediPharm Labs has opened the initial phases of its specialised extraction facility in Wonthaggi. MediPharm...
Hemp in Missouri

Missouri Gearing Up For 2020 Hemp Season

The U.S state of Missouri has decided to approach the 2020 hemp season without a USDA-approved state plan for the crop. In late October, the...
THC Global - Southport

THC Global Processes First Medical Cannabis At QLD Facility

Australia's THC Global (ASX:THC) announced on Wednesday the first medicinal cannabis had been processed at its Southport, Queensland facility. The company has wasted little time...