There's anger among sufferers of terminal cancer and their families over the delay of an important medical cannabis trial in New South Wales, Australia. The ABC reports the State Government is running months behind schedule on this trial; with the only other trial to have started is one associated with...
A pill containing cannabidiol (CBD) may be an effective treatment for concussion and other forms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Concussion is most often caused by a sudden direct blow or bump to the head. In some cases, the impact can cause the brain to actually move around in the...
Many Australians will be disappointed to hear that they'll need to wait a little longer for the lifting of a ban on hemp foods. It was hoped that the ridiculous ban would be lifted this month after Food Standards Australia New Zealand approved food made from the seeds of low...
With cultivating medical marijuana now officially legal in Australia, doctors across the nation have been told to expect increased requests for cannabis medicines from their patients. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), don't appear to be very enthusiastic about the new legislation and called cannabis a medication of...
Western Australia has welcomed medicinal cannabis as a controlled prescription drug from November 1; but has been quick to clarify its stance. Among Australia's states and territories, Western Australia has been rather quiet on the medical cannabis front. In September, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)  announced cannabis scheduling changes will be...
Hemp will play an increasingly important role as a source for cannabidiol (CBD) in the USA according to a new report from the Hemp Business Journal (HBJ). The CBD Report states the cannabidiol market category will experience an incredible compound annual growth rate of 59%. Of the $2.1 billion in...
Looking very much like an asthma puffer, the Vapen Clear appears to be the first inhaler on the market to administer pharmaceutical grade medicinal marijuana extracts. The pressurized metered dose inhaler contains 1,000 mg of medication per canister. At 10mg per dose, it works out to be 100 doses from...
Health Canada has (somewhat belatedly) published its medical cannabis market data for the quarter ending June 30 - and it appears the sector is booming. The total number of registered patients at the end of June had reached more than 75,000 - growing by more than 22,000 over the previous...
Utah Governor hopeful, Mike Weinholtz, has added motivation for seeing medical cannabis legalised in his state. Mr. Weinholtz is a strong supporter of medical cannabis, but has been unable to clarify his position while his wife Donna was facing criminal charges for possession of marijuana. Mrs. Weinholtz suffers from arthritis and...
84.3% of cannabis samples submitted to a lab in California have tested positive for pesticide residues - a "cause for concern" says the laboratory. Of significant concern to Steep Hill - the testing laboratory - was the presence of a pesticide called Myclobutanil (actually a fungicide). Usually used on almonds and...