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

Hemp as sheep feed

Western Australian Government Eyes Hemp For Sheep Fodder

The government of the Australian state of Western Australia is backing a research project delving into hemp's potential as a feed source for sheep. Australia...
Fireproof hempcrete

Hempcrete’s Fireproof Street Cred Gets A Boost

Hempcrete's reputation for fire resistance just received a lift in the USA after formal testing was carried out. Hempcrete has traditionally been made using a...
Dog overdose - CBD

Claims CBD Poisoned Pets

A report claims a cannabidiol (CBD) based product for pets sickened one dog and resulted in the death of another in the USA. WRDW says...
USDA state hemp plan approvals

USDA Approves More State Industrial Hemp Plans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week approved another five hemp plans under the nation's Domestic Hemp Production Program. The states of Washington and...
Ecofibre - Ananda Hemp

Ecofibre Bringing Ananda Hemp Cannabidiol Products To Australia

Last week, Ecofibre Limited (ASX:EOF) announced its first hemp derived cannabidiol products for the Australian market. Claiming to be the first Australian company to import...