North Carolina State University Extension researchers harvested seed from their industrial hemp test plots on Friday - and were pleased with the results. Cultivating industrial hemp in North Carolina became legal in late 2015; however planting didn't commence immediately.  The supporting law was modified in 2016 and temporary rules were...
A joint committee in Tennessee has been tasked with studying legalizing medical marijuana in the state, a move that will be welcomed by many. Tennessee does have a medical cannabis program of sorts; but it is very restrictive. According to Americans For Safe Access, patients must diagnosed with an uncontrolled seizure...
Cann Group Limited announced last week it had inked a licensing and distribution agreement with CannaKorp, Inc. to import and sell the Cannacloud vaporizing device and to produce medical cannabis pods used with it. The Cannacloud vaporizer is an advanced vaping system controlled by a microprocessor that CannaKorp says optimizes...
The Australian Federal Government has been accused of ignoring Parliament and the law with regard to access to medical cannabis. In June, the Senate voted to reverse changes that saw unregistered cannabis products excluded from Category A of Australia’s Special Access Scheme. Category A enables faster access to medicines than...
Queensland's Health and Ambulance Services Minister has announced hemp seeds will be available for human consumption in the state from mid-November. In April, the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation approved low-THC hemp seeds to be sold as food in the two countries from Sunday 12 November...
A Republican will be the driving force behind another attempt to legalize medical cannabis in the U.S. state of Indiana. It's been said Indiana may be the last state in the USA to provide significant legal access to medical cannabis. Multiple attempts to do so have failed. However, earlier this...
Yet another study indicates patients with legal access to medicinal cannabis are ditching or decreasing their scheduled prescription medication in favour of it. University of New Mexico researchers collaborating with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque tracked the progress of a group of patients who enrolled in the New Mexico's state...
The USA's Food and Drug Administration is asking for feedback on cannabidiol in response to a request from the World Health Organisation for information. At the 37th meeting of the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD), the World Health Organisation requested the Secretariat prepare relevant documentation to conduct pre-reviews...
The struggles of patients in Australia depending on medical cannabis to improve their quality of life has hit the headlines again. We've mentioned Ben Oakley a few times over the past couple of years. Ben suffers from a rare, extremely painful condition call Stiff Person Syndrome and has become one...
Earlier this week, Congressman Ryan Costello visited Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania  to check out progress on an industrial hemp research project. Rodale Institute's project is one of 16 that received a permit earlier this year for the inaugural planting of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania - the first time the...