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

Industrial hemp - Louisiana

Louisiana Industrial Hemp Program Progress

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) announced late last week it has submitted rules and regulations for the state's industrial hemp program...
Cannabis and pesticide use

Group Calls For Pesticide Free Cannabis

A U.S. group is calling on Congress to take action on what it says is illegal pesticide use in cannabis production. Cannabis in its various...
Jenny Hallam - medical cannabis

“Green Fairy” Jenny Hallam Back In Court

Australian medical cannabis advocate Jenny Hallam returned to court this week for her sentencing hearing - another step in what has been a long...
Michael McCormack and cannabis

McCormack: ACT Cannabis Decision “Dopey”

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister is railing against a recent decision by the ACT Government to legalise possession of small quantities of cannabis. As we...
Olivia Newton-John and Greg Hunt - medical cannabis

$3 Million For Medical Cannabis Research In Australia

Australia's Minister for Health has announced funding to examine the benefits of medical cannabis use in cancer patients. Announced by Minister Greg Hunt on Sunday,...