Good news this week for hemp supporters in South Australia. Industrial Hemp Bill 2016 was introduced by Greens MLC Tammy Franks in SA's Parliament on Wednesday. While hemp (non-food) products are legal in South Australia, the raw materials must be sourced elsewhere. South Australia remains the only state in the...
It may not be all that long before the "not enough research" excuse can't be used in relation to treating children with epilepsy using cannabis medicines. There's certainly plenty of research now going on. Most recently, medical cannabis company Tilray has announced it will be supporting a  Phase II clinical trial ...
An oft-asked question is about the lifting of the ridiculous hemp food ban in Australia - are finally we there yet? Nope, not quite; but there is a light at the end of the tunnel ( and it's apparently not an oncoming train). The Tasmanian Government provided an update last...
A pair of trailers will soon be making the rounds of the Australian state of Tasmania, providing educational resources on medicinal marijuana. A project of Medicinal Cannabis & Hemp Tasmania, the initiative has been made possible through various fundraising activities. The trailers incorporate leaflets, books and video screens running looped film...
Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs has announced a generous medical cannabis expense reimbursement policy for the nations' ex-military personnel. The new policy will reimburse a rate of up to CAD $8.50 per gram for up to three grams per day of cannabis, or the equivalent in cannabis oil,  for medical...
Pharmacists in the Cayman Islands will be able to import cannabis extracts and tinctures after the country's Governor recently gave the green light. The Cayman Compass reports Governor Helen Kilpatrick allowed the necessary changes to the Misuse of Drugs Law, which enables use for medical or therapeutic purposes where prescribed...
A new poll reveals 72% of Britons back legalisation for the medical use of cannabis - but for general adult use, it's a different story. A snap Sky Data poll suggests just 15% of the 1,001 people surveyed were opposed to the concept of legalised cannabis medicines. Pressure has increased...
From  USD $6,000 to $1.3 million dollars - it's the incredible price hike for licenses that cannabidiol dispensaries are facing in Texas according to reports. In June last year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law SB 339; legislation enabling access to high-CBD, low-THC marijuana extracts for qualifying seizure patients....
U.S President-elect Donald Trump has picked Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation's next Attorney General - and it has put some in the nation's medical cannabis sector on edge. If the selection is approved by the Senate, Mr. Sessions would oversee, among other departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration. The problem...
A systematic review of research on the use of medical cannabis has revealed its potential in treating drug addiction and some mental health issues. The review, led by University of British Columbia's Professor Zac Walsh, concluded cannabis has potential for the treatment of conditions such as PTSD and substance use...