The Australian Capital Territory's Assistant Health Minister has announced it will join other states in establishing a medical cannabis scheme. According to a press release, the decision follows Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration recent move to reschedule cannabis from schedule 9 to schedule 8; changing it from a prohibited substance...
It appears that if a vote for the next U.S. President were to occur right now, the USA's cannabis industry would likely elect Hillary Clinton. According to a survey carried out by Marijuana Business Daily late last month of more than 700 industry executives and professionals, 43% would choose Hillary...
As of today, doctors in the Australian state of New South Wales will have a greater number of medical cannabis preparations to select from when prescribing for patients. Just days after the state received Federal government go-ahead for its pilot cannabis cultivation program, NSW Premier Mike Baird announced changes in...
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has finally given food made from the seeds of low THC hemp its stamp of approval - and is now calling for feedback on its proposal to finally permit the sale of such goods. Australia and New Zealand are the last two countries in the...
The Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland are moving ahead in their efforts to make cannabis a mainstream form of medicine. In Queensland, the Palaszczuk Government has inked a deal that will see UK-based pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals run a new research program for cannabis-based medicines for children...
Support for medicinal marijuana in Florida is certainly increasing, but it seems the anti-medical cannabis corner hasn't given up just yet. A recent statewide poll carried out for United For Care of 1,000 likely  voters indicated 77% support Amendment 2, "Use of Marijuana for Debilitating Medical Conditions". A similar survey carried...
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an industrial hemp bill into law last week, but the new Act will be rather restrictive. HB 967, now Act 92, was sponsored by Rep. Diamond and supported by Rep. Flynn. The Pennsylvania laws enables registered parties to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. However, unlike...
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has signed a bill permitting cultivation, production and processing of industrial hemp for commercial purposes in the state. The medical use and cultivation of marijuana under certain circumstances was already permitted in Rhode Island, but hemp was still off the table. Originally introduced on May 19,...
The Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act  was introduced in the United States Senate last week. The bill aims to lower barriers to cannabidiol (CBD) research and also help protect some patients using it from prosecution. While the genie is out of the bottle in many US states, federally-speaking manufacturing medical cannabis products...
Land in the Italian city of Taranto has been poisoned by its steel industry. An attempt is being made to decontaminate some of it with industrial hemp. Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. It has been heavily dependent on a local steel plant for decades. At its...