The Australian state of Queensland's Public Health (Medicinal Cannabis) Bill 2016 was unanimously passed by Parliament last night, paving the way for medicines to be potentially legally available from next year. “My Government has been moved by the stories of families with young children with epilepsy, suffering life-threatening seizures, and...
A petition of 17,000 signatures supporting medical cannabis has been delivered to New Zealand's parliament. The petition calls for law reforms to enable access to quality, affordable cannabis in New Zealand for medicinal use immediately. 17,000 is quite a significant number given the country's population is far less than 5 million. Leading...
It appears political leanings have the potential to affect how some doctors in the USA approach the issue of medical cannabis in terms of treating their patients. A recent study out of Yale University involving 300 doctors indicates Republicans and Democrats view the issue of marijuana (and several other hot-button...
Retail sales of medical cannabis in Illinois for September reached more than USD $3.8M says the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). According to the IDPH's latest update, more than $2.2 million was spent on dry flower products and over $1.6 million on concentrates and infused products. 186.27 kilogram of dry...
Small medical cannabis cultivators are celebrating the signing last week of the Cottage Cannabis Farmers Bill by California's Governor, Jerry Brown; but there are new challenges on the horizon. Legitimate micro operations have been doing it tough in the state as they need to meet the same standards as larger...
A recently published study has revealed that in U.S. states with medical marijuana laws (MML),  older adults (those 50+) tend to stay in the workforce longer - and work longer hours. Using 1992 - 2012 Health and Retirement Study data to estimate differences, researchers from John Hopkins School of Public...
A decision by Thailand's military government to reclassify cannabis and industrial hemp could open the door to legalised medical cannabis and an important revenue source. Currently, cannabis and hemp are considered Category 5 drugs in the country. Being in possession of even a small amount or testing positive to a...
Singer Damian Marley - Bob Marley's son - is joining California's Ocean Grown Extracts in converting a jail into a medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility. We've mentioned the project at the Claremont Custody Center in Coalinga, California  previously - and the irony that the facility once incarcerated cannabis users;...
The U.S. state of North Dakota's first industrial hemp crop grown for many years saw mixed results in harvesting. In August, an industrial hemp planting at the North Dakota State University Langdon Research Extension Center was devastated by unusually heavy rains. It was a huge disappointment given last year, the...
A small group of children have begun receiving cannabis based medicines in the Australian state of New South Wales, and a medical marijuana trial with cancer patients in the state isn't far off. According to The Newcastle Herald, arrangements are being finalised for a trial involving patients with advanced cancer,...