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

Parkinson's Disease and medical cannabis

Another Survey On Cannabis Use Among Parkinson’s Patients

A survey carried out by the USA's Parkinson’s Foundation provides some insights on the use of and views on cannabis among people living with...
Using cannabis to treat migraine

Cannabis, Migraine And “Rebound” Headaches

Results from a study suggest using cannabis medicinally for migraine relief too often may also be associated with "rebound" headaches. This may not just apply...
Hemp THC levels - USDA

NASDA Continues The Push For 1% THC Hemp

The USA's National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) has formalised its support for increasing hemp maximum THC levels. The 2018 Farm Bill defined...
New Zealand medicinal cannabis imports

NZ Medical Cannabis Imports “Out Of Control”

The New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council claims the country's government scheme is being undermined by unregulated medical cannabis imports. The NZMCC says some medical practitioners...
Illinois hemp statistics

Illinois 2020 Hemp Season Statistics

The 2020 hemp season was a challenging one for growers in the US state of Illinois, reflected in recently released harvest statistics. The Illinois Department...