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

New Ad Reminds: You Can’t Drive High – For Any Reason

"Nothing's worth driving high, even if you need to escape a horror movie villain," said the USA's Ad Council when spruiking its new campaign. While...

OMMA Weighs In On Medical Marijuana Slushies

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) has provided guidance on the processing and dispensing of marijuana-infused slushies (it seems they are a thing) on-site...

Ecofibre Opens New U.S. Hemp Facility

Australian hemp company Ecofibre (ASX:EOF) has officially opened its new facility in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA. According to local station WKYT, the facility is part of...

Nebraska Medical Marijuana Petition Gathers 182,000 Signatures

It's been a long time coming, but medical marijuana could finally appear on Nebraska's ballot in November 2020. Currently, there is no medical marijuana program...

Cann Group Scoops Up Grant For Cannabis Facility

Australian medical cannabis company Cann Group (ASX:CAN) has been awarded a grant under the Victorian Government's Regional Jobs Fund. Cann Group is constructing a large-scale...