In another step towards accelerating its cannabis economy, Thailand is dropping some restrictions on the importation of cannabis seeds. Thai PBS World, the English news website of the Thai Public Broadcasting Service, reported on the weekend the Country's Department of Agriculture says "cannabis and hemp seeds"* can now be imported...
A majority of Alabama voters continue to support medicinal marijuana, and a good thing too considering it's on its way for the state - but not for a while yet. Polling data released Tuesday by the recently formed Alabama Medical Cannabis Association (AMCA) showed 79% of respondents favor legal, medical...
A study of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients indicates generally positive self-reported results in relation to cannabis used medicinally. The term IBD generally covers two conditions; Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - although patients may be diagnosed with IBD unclassified when it isn’t clear if they have either. A less...
Recently published results from a study carried out in 2020 suggests cannabis users may experience more pain post-surgery than those who don't. The findings,  presented at the Anesthesiology 2022 annual meeting, are based on analysis of the records of 34,521 adult patients who had undergone elective surgeries at Cleveland Clinic...
Australian medical cannabis company ECS Botanics Holdings Ltd has announced it has offloaded its Tasmanian business and assets. ECS Botanics had its fingers in a number of cannabis pies - including hemp foods and wellness. But in June this year, the company delivered its game plan for focusing its operations...
The death of a child in the USA linked to THC serves at the very least a warning to parents about responsible storage of recreational and medical cannabis edibles. Cannabis appears to have a pretty good safety profile - in fact, it seems there have been no deaths attributable to...
Australian health and wellness product company Wellnex Life Limited (ASX: WNX), has announced the amount raised under a recent share placement plan and private placement came to a total of $5.965 million. In July this year, Wellnex formed a joint venture with Melbourne-based medical cannabis firm OneLife Botanicals to bring ...
New Zealand medical cannabis company Rua Bioscience Limited (NZX: RUA) has received its first international order. Rua, which evolved from Hikurangi Enterprises, was the first company to secure a license to cultivate medicinal cannabis in New Zealand - which occurred back in 2018. In 2020, the firm secured one of...
Another round of grants has been made available to boost sales, export or consumer awareness of hemp products made in Pennsylvania. Following a similar initiative last year that awarded more than $157,000, nonprofit marketing and promotion organizations can share in $200,000 in matching funds in total in this latest round,...
It was in October 2020 when the first (legal) medical marijuana sale occurred in Missouri - and the scene has gone gangbusters since. The first medical marijuana purchase from a dispensary occurred in St. Louis, which was the only dispensary open at the time. But it wasn't long before others...