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

Cann Group - Mildura medical cannabis

Good News For Cann Group’s Mildura Goals

Australia's Cann Group Limited (ASX:CAN) announced on Wednesday the Office of Drug Control (ODC) has varied the licences necessary to enable activity at its...
Cannabidiol study - roundworms

Cannabidiol And Roundworms – Huh?

A new study on the long-term effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on roundworms has been published. Here's why it has some significance. Canada's Canopy Growth announced...
Medical cannabis access in Tasmania

Tasmanian Medical Cannabis Controlled Access Scheme “Shameful”

Tasmanian Greens MP Rosalie Woodruff has strongly criticised the State Government's medical cannabis Controlled Access Scheme. Introduced in 2017, the Scheme only enables medical specialists...
Court of Justice of the European Union - Cannabidiol

EU’s Highest Court Rules On CBD

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled member states must not prohibit the marketing of lawfully produced cannabidiol (CBD). The case in...
Bod Australia - MediCabilis

MediCabilis A Winner For Bod Australia

Prescriptions for Bod Australia's (ASX:BDA) MediCabilis product saw a big jump in October according to the company. MediCabilis is CBD based formulation in oil and...