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

Little Green Pharma

Little Green Pharma Gains WA Government Grant

Western Australia's McGowan Government has awarded $300,000 to medical cannabis company Little Green Pharma (ASX:LGP). Little Green Pharma was the first Australian medicinal cannabis company...
European Commission, hemp and CBD

EC Attempting To “Kill” EU Hemp Sector

The European Commission is poised to kill the EU's hemp sector claims the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA). It says the EC recently arrived at...
Cannabis and cancer

More Hope From Australian Cannabis Cancer Treatment Research

Research out of University of Newcastle in Australia indicates cannabis has the potential to kill or inhibit cancer cells without impacting normal cells. Cancer researcher...
U.S. Navy and hemp

U.S Navy Cracks Down On Hemp Hair Care

Well, this is getting a little over the top. Updated directives from the U.S. Navy powers-that-be state sailors and marines are prohibited from more...
Southern Blight - Industrial Hemp

Southern Blight Hammering Louisiana Industrial Hemp Crop

The first (legal) industrial hemp crop to be planted in the U.S. state of Louisiana in modern times is being severely impacted by a...