NZ medical cannabis company Cannasouth’s first products have passed muster with the country's Medical Cannabis Agency. While not providing much detail in the announcement on the three products successfully assessed, they appear to be full spectrum extracts. This means they contain all cannabinoids present in the plant and other compounds...
Initial conclusions of the combined first and second cohorts of a US cannabidiol industry-sponsored liver safety study has indicated a good safety profile for CBD. The second study cohort combined with the first involved use of 17 commercially available brands and 39 hemp CBD products with a total 1,061 participants. ...
While some states have really gone gangbusters in terms of medical cannabis patient registrations, things in Iowa are moving at a more leisurely, but still significant pace. Back in 2017, then-Governor Terry Branstad signed House File 524 into law; expanding on the state’s very narrow medical cannabidiol program - but...
Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) and the ACLU have teamed up to file a lawsuit the organisations say would end a requirement violating Nebraskan voter rights. NMM is in the midst of a petition drive to get medical cannabis access on Nebraska’s 2022 ballot after an attempt in 2020 was...
A couple of recent announcements from the Thai government concerning medical cannabis has put the country back in the spotlight. The most recent was an announcement late last week that Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has added three categories of cannabis oil to the country's National List of Essential Medicines....
A measure to address medical marijuana diversion in Oklahoma has been signed off by Governor Kevin Stitt. Oklahoma implemented an easily accessible medical marijuana program after voters passed State Question 788 in June 2018 legalising the licensed use, sale, and cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes. There are currently are more...
NMM is fighting hard again to get medical cannabis access on Nebraska's 2022 ballot after missing out in 2020 due to a technicality. Nebraska is among the minority of US states still without a formal medical marijuana program. That looked set to change back in 2020, when Nebraskans for Medical...
An in-depth study of Australia’s medicinal cannabis program has revealed cannabis has been prescribed for more than 140 conditions. It's probably not widely known medicinal cannabis has been used legally in Australia - with the appropriate approvals - since 1992. But it was only in 2016 a national scheme was...
A Polish study has found hemp extract fed to bees not only gave the insects a needed antioxidant boost, but also slowed down the ageing process. For such an important insect that pollinates many of the world's crops, we give bees a pretty hard time. There have been major declines...
New Zealand's Puro seems pretty happy with its latest medicinal cannabis harvest; again the biggest in NZ history. It was all hands on deck at Puro's Kēkerengū facility from mid-April as its team put in long hours to get the crop picked, dried and packaged. The team's efforts and favourable...