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.

Cannabis & Hemp News

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!



Greenfern Continues Hemp Seed Research With Grant Assistance

New Zealand's Greenfern Industries is part of a partnership to have received a grant to research potential high value products derived from hemp seed...

Crowdfunding And Cannabis – Be Cautious

Action by the USA's Securities and Exchange Commission in connection to a couple of cannabis related crowdfunding schemes highlights the need for would-be investors...

Is Non-Cannabis Cannabidiol Legal In Australia?

Some Australians may think a new non-cannabis source of cannabidiol could be the answer to accessing CBD without the regulatory headaches. That might not...

Industrial Hemp To Return To Wisconsin

Once a leading producer of industrial hemp, the crop is set to make a return to the U.S. state of Wisconsin after Governor Scott...