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

Cannabusiness in Australia

Australian Cannabusiness Roundup – October 18, 2019

There's been plenty of cannabis-related activity in Australia recently - the legal kind - here's some of what's been happening on the Australian cannabusiness...
Cannabis research in New South Wales

NSW Kicks In Cash For Medicinal Cannabis Research

In Australia, the New South Wales Government is plowing $3 million into a $10 million medicinal cannabis industry study to be carried out at...
Parkinson's Disease and cannabidiol

Parkinson’s Patients To Participate In UK Cannabidiol Trial

A clinical trial will get under way in the UK next year to study the effectiveness of cannabidiol in treating hallucinations and delusions in...
Medical cannabis in Victoria

Medical Cannabis For Kids – Australia’s Victoria Expands Program

More Victorian children will have access to medicinal cannabis as a result of an expansion to the Andrews Labor Government’s compassionate access scheme. Minister for...
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...