New Zealand's Medical Kiwi has fallen afoul of the country's Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) - and is paying the price. NZ's Financial Markets Authority (FMA) announced on Wednesday Medical Kiwi has admitted to breaching the fair dealing provisions of the Act in relation to an equity crowdfunding campaign...
Australia's AusCann (ASX:AC8) announced last week it has submitted final regulatory paperwork required to get the company's cannabis based canine skin and dermatitis treatment across the line in Australia. AusCann was originally focused on developing cannabis medicines for humans, but in November last year announced its intention to acquire CannPal...
Rua Bioscience has received the go-ahead from New Zealand's government to distribute its first cannabis medicine locally. The company says it has received verification its first medicinal cannabis product - a cannabidiol (CBD) oil formulation - meets the NZ Medicinal Cannabis Agency’s (Medsafe’s) quality standards; which is no mean feat...
New Zealand's Puro says it is the first medical cannabis grower in Australasia to be certified organic for one of its sites. Puro has been working for two years with certifying authority Biogro - New Zealand’s largest certifier for organic produce and products - on gaining the status for its...
New Zealand's Government is kicking in more cash to support development of the country's hemp industry. The Ministry for Primary Industries announced last week its Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund is contributing $1.34 million to New Zealand Natural Fibres' (NZNF) hemp research and development project, which will run over...
A study out of Imperial College London examining the use of whole plant medical cannabis extracts in severe treatment-resistant epilepsy in children has resulted in positive findings. The use of medical cannabis in managing seizures in paediatric patients isn't a new thing by any means - apparently it was first...
New research by scientists at Washington State University indicates the use of medical cannabis with various prescription drugs may be accompanied by significant risk. The researchers found several major cannabinoids and their metabolites can interfere with two families of enzymes - cytochrome P450s (CYPs) and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs) - that play...
Thailand is rapidly shifting its stance on hemp and cannabis generally, eager to take part in a multi-billion dollar industry and provide additional therapies for its citizens. Prior to prohibition, Thailand had a long association with cannabis. But as in many other countries, hemp was collateral damage in tackling issues...
Industrial hemp has found a friend in Fiji's president, who seems pretty keen to get a hemp sector cranking in his country sooner rather than later. Located in the South Pacific, Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. Fiji has a population of around 896,000 and while one...
Germany's Cannabis Industry Association (BvCW) and the Federal Association for Sustainability (BVNG) want the new German government's vision of a “socio-ecological market economy” to include hemp. The two bodies are calling on the government to engage in a 100-day program to spruik the plant's carbon sequestration abilities* and the role...