Among the homes on display during Australia's Sustainable House Day event was an old cottage in Victoria being retrofitted with hemp building materials. Bunjil Farm is a rural retreat set in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, which is around an hour's drive from the city of Melbourne and not...
Representatives from Colorado's Department of Agriculture have unveiled the nation's first certified hemp seeds for cultivation - six separate varieties Hemp seed certification is more than just a marketing label - it is a very big deal. In order for industrial hemp to be legally grown in some countries, it must...
Since adding intractable pain as a qualifying condition, Minnesota's medicinal cannabis program has seen an influx of new patients. It's been a long and painful road for these patients. Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health added intractable pain in 2015, but medicines weren't made available until the beginning of last month. According to...
The New York State Department of Health announced last week it would improve access to medical cannabis for patients suffering from debilitating and life threatening conditions. More than 7,000 patients have registered for the state's program since it began in January this year, along  with in excess of 675 doctors. To...
This high-tech inhaler takes vaping medical marijuana to a new level and is claimed to give physicians the confidence of prescribing cannabis in the same way as other drugs. While therapeutic cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocanaibinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) can be extracted and mixed to varying proportions, some swear by...
Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration has announced scheduling changes relating to cannabis that will be implemented in the November 2016 Poisons Standard. The TGA, part of the Australian Government Department of Health, is the country's regulatory authority for therapeutic goods. In April this year, the TGA published an interim decision to create...
The Government of the Australian state of Queensland has proposed amendments to laws in an effort to facilitate medicinal cannabis production within its borders. According to Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson, changes to the Drugs Misuse Act 1986 - included in the Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill 2016 - will enable...
Israeli researchers are preparing for a pioneering study to gauge the impact of medical cannabis in treating autism. Dr. Adi Eran, from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, will head the research and is currently seeking permits from the country's health ministry to begin the trial. Dr. Eran has already gained...
NZ politicians take note - yet another poll has indicated growing support for medical cannabis in New Zealand in the lead-up to general elections next year. A poll carried out by research company UMR early in 2016 indicated 72 percent of respondents expressed support for medical marijuana. Six months later,...
It's certainly interesting that cannabinoids have been found to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells, but why is it important? Researchers from  McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute were testing to see test how tadpoles reacted to visual stimuli after exposure to increased levels of cannabinoids; both exogenous...