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!

Hempcrete Product Passes Fire Resistance Testing

US hemp building solutions provider Americhanvre is celebrating successful fire-testing of Ereasy-insulated wall assemblies.Ereasy is a spray-on product that delivers a consistent flow of...

Medical Cannabis Labelling In Portugal A Problem

A recently published study has revealed significant discrepancies between label claims of some cannabinoid products sold in Portugal and actual cannabinoid levels and composition.Cannabis...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Program Exodus Continues

The decline in popularity of Colorado's medical marijuana program is continuing, largely thanks to the impact of legal recreational cannabis.Medical cannabis has been legal...

Cannabis Rescheduling Attracts Thousands Of Submissions

It appears the USA's Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been busy keeping up with comments on the potential rescheduling of cannabis to Schedule III.Following...

Adult-Use Cannabis On North Dakota’s Ballot A Step Closer

An initiative seeking to create a legal framework for the cultivation, processing, and sale of adult-use cannabis in North Dakota has succeeded in its...

New Hemp Reference Material Supports Cannabis Testing Accuracy

The USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made hemp reference material available to assist testing laboratories ensure their processes and equipment...

Arkansas Cannabis Petition Exceeds Signature Goals

A petition seeking to put the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Amendment of 2024 on the state's November ballot has reportedly gathered more than enough signatures...

Michigan Mulls Marijuana Regulations Merge

Legislation seeking to remove duplicative marijuana regulations and better support Michigan businesses was introduced to the state's lawmakers last week.The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act...

Nebraskans For Medical Marijuana Celebrate Signature Success

In an amazing turn of events, petitions to get medical marijuana on Nebraska's November ballot have gathered more than the necessary number of signatures...

Kentucky Medical Cannabis Business License Applications Open

Kentucky's medical cannabis program rollout has been accelerated, with business licence applications now being accepted.Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed Senate Bill 47 into law...

Delaware Medical Marijuana Program Expansion In Effect

Legislation signed by Delaware Governor John Carney to expand the state's medical marijuana program kicked in at the start of this month.Sponsored by Rep....

Maryland Launches Cannabis Workforce Development Program

Following Maryland Governor Wes Moore’s pardon of many thousands of cannabis charges recently, he's launched a workforce development initiative prioritizing those with a history...