A study by University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources suggests more than 70 tons of industrial hemp could be produced per acre each year in the state.  Evidence from a feasibility study indicates 3 hemp crops could be grown a year in Hawai'i. These crops would...
Israel's Health Minister, Yaakov Litzman, has said it may only be six months before GP's in the country will be permitted to prescribe medical marijuana. According to The Times Of Israel, the ultra-orthodox minister is leading reform on medical cannabis in the country. “Patients should be able to receive the cannabis...
It's time to set the record straight before a story about a supposed medical cannabis related death gets out of hand.  A bit of background first. On the 14th of January, France's Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Women's Rights was notified of a serious accident that occurred during a Phase...
A few interesting medicinal cannabis stories have emerged from New Zealand over the past day - here's a round up of the news. The first story is about a young girl with a motor neuron illness called ganglia necrosis. The girl's mother obtained ministerial approval for her daughter to use the...
The licensing process for New York's Industrial Hemp Pilot Program is about to kick off after NY State Department of Agriculture and Markets published final regulations last week. The original bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Lupardo and Senator Tom O’Mara. "We know of at least two universities that will be pursuing...
Researchers from Tel-Aviv University's Abarbanel Mental Health Center have found the use of medicinal cannabis could improve the lives of Alzheimer's patients. As the world's population is generally living longer, dementia conditions such as Alzheimer's disease are increasing in prevalence. According to FightDementia, just in Australia alone there are 342,800...
The use of cannabis has been associated with a decrease in migraine headache frequency; offering some hope to the many sufferers of what can often be a debilitating condition. Over the years there's been a significant number of anecdotal reports regarding the effectiveness of cannabis on alleviating or even avoiding...
In the battle for hearts and minds concerning medical marijuana, how it's referred to may be quite important. Cannabis has many slang names - just to name a few : pot, dope, weed, mary jane, wacky tabacky, grass, indian hemp and ganja. Then there's the associated jargon such as bong,...
A petition to place the issue of medical cannabis on the next Florida ballot  has now reached around three quarters of the required signatures. The Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative is a constitutional amendment proposed for the Florida ballot occurring on November 8, 2016. While 7 out of 10 voters surveyed...
A Fraser Coast mayoral candidate wants to see land in Nikenbah that has been earmarked for a sports precinct instead utilised as an industrial hemp farm.  Jannean Dean and division nine candidate Jeanette Maynes believe a hemp farm on the 60+ hectare site would provide a significant economic boost for...