An Indian Minister wants to see cannabis legally used as medicine in her country, and suggested fellow ministers look to examples set in other nations. According to a news item published by the Press Trust of India, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi proposed legalising medical cannabis at a...
Draft regulations for the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp in South Australia were released on Monday, and public feedback on the document has been invited. As in most western nations, the regulations will be quite strict. Under the rules, only persons considered to be "fit and proper" will be able...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plans to end protection of state cannabis programs went up in flames last week. Last month, it was revealed AG Sessions sent letters to lawmakers, urging them to end protection of legal state medical cannabis programs under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. His efforts were in vain as...
Medical cannabis may be legal in the Australian state of Queensland, but the lack of prescribing doctors and other factors make it anything but easily accessible to those who could benefit from it. According to a Brisbane Times report, there have been 10 applications for single-patient prescribers for medicinal...
After having reviewed its position on cannabis as a medical treatment for people with multiple sclerosis, the UK's MS Society is calling on the nation's government to legalise cannabis to treat pain and muscle spasm in MS patients, when other treatments have been unsuccessful. Around 100,000 people in the UK...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is among the defendants named in federal lawsuit  challenging the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in relation to cannabis. The 90-page complaint says the CSA is "so irrational" in classifying Cannabis as a Schedule I drug, that the situation is unconstitutional. For a drug to qualify as...
More Australians have been dying from pharmaceutical opioid overdoses than heroin - a disturbing issue that medical cannabis may be able to help address. A report from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre has found accidental deaths due to opioids has more than doubled among Australians aged 35 to...
A U.S. company has come up with what it says addresses the issue of affordable housing for employees in luxury resort towns - Kondo, a tiny house utilising hemp in its construction. Kondo uses USA- grown hemp in the production of its biocomposite shell, providing superior thermal performance and moisture...
U.S Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a form of brain cancer that may be responsive to treatment with medical cannabis. The Senator's office published a statement recently about Mr. McCain's condition. “On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his...
Powdery mildew affects many plants - including cannabis. A new eco-friendly solution may be on the horizon for commercial growers. Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that thrives in high humidity and moderate temperature environments - such as indoor grow areas. In cannabis grown for medicinal purposes, it can have a...